LEVERKUSEN, Germany (July 6) — The polybutadiene rubber business unit of Lanxess A.G., has signed a three-year pact with the Beijing Research & Design Institute of Rubber Industry.
Christoph Kalla, head of marketing at Lanxess´s polybutadiene rubber business unit, said the institute will customize the application of Lanxess´s high-performance polybutadiene rubber and solution styrene-butadiene rubber grades in China.
Beijing Research & Design is the national testing center for tires as well as the leading research institute.
Lanxess has opened five plants in China as part of its Asia initiative, which concluded in April 2006. The company´s sales in the region have grown to $16.7 billion.