LONDON From the beginning of July Lanxess, a new chemicals company which provides a range of products and services to the electronics industry, will trade as a standalone legal entity in the U.K.
At the end of 2003 international healthcare and materials company, Bayer, said it was setting up this division as a separate operation and from July Lanxess will operate independently from Bayer and leave the Bayer group entirely by early next year.
The local operation in the UK and Ireland has two centres: the sales, marketing and admin functions for most of the Lanxess business units operating in the UK region are based in Newbury, Berkshire. The other in Branston, Staffordshire, home of the company’s Industrial Pigments Group, operating under its previous name of W Hawley & Son.
Lanxess’ semi-crystalline products Pocan PBT, Durethan PA6 and PA66 flame retardant grades are used throughout the electronics industry in moulded connectors, printed circuit boards, appliance bases and terminal boxes.
Customers dealing with Lanxess in the Republic of Ireland will continue to be handled by Bayer, acting as agent for Lanxess, and working from its Dublin office.