Innovation & Global Competence

LANXESS Inorganic Pigments is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments.

The products sold under the Bayferrox®, Colortherm® and Bayoxide® brands are characterized by their high and consistent level of quality. At the same time, our production standards ensure that we satisfy the highest sustainability requirements worldwide.

We don’t just sell pigments, we also offer solutions to technical issues and provide assistance in the event of problems.

As the technology leader in the field of synthetic iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments, LANXESS Inorganic Pigments is the only supplier with a global network of Competence Centers providing our customers with competent and active support with the use of LANXESS pigments.
The Global Competence Centers offers a wide range of testing and consulting services in the construction, paints anc coatings, plastic, paper and specialties segments. As a pigments specialist and innovation driver, they enhance the efficiency of our customers worldwide.

Our specialists investigate customer queries under realistic conditions in our comprehensively equipped laboratories. They provide information on optimal pigment selection and processing in the various application systems, and in the event of problems also investigate the causes. They work closely together with our own sales force and our carefully selected, technically-adept distributors and agents to provide complete global customer support.

We use brochures, technical bulletins, direct discussions and even presentation events to share our many years of experience with our customers. LANXESS regularly conducts workshops for interested customers to resolve specific issues or to train new employees. The staff at the Global Competence Centers also monitor market trends and collaborate with Research and Marketing to develop and introduce new products. As the link between our customers and our Marketing, Research, Production and Logistics units, the staff of the Global Competence Centers contribute to the continuous improvement of LANXESS services and product quality.

LANXESS is constantly investing in research and development in order to identify and develop new areas of application for synthetic iron oxide and chromium oxide pigments. The Global Competence Centers collaborate closely with Research, Production and Marketing to take innovations from the concept stage through to market maturity. Our research projects are focused on innovative and highquality products for both existing and new applications, optimizing the quality of current products, further enhancing the efficiency and
sustainability of our processes and improving the further processing of our pigments.

In the pigments field, we have for example developed iron oxide granules that are easier to meter and produce less dust than pigment powders when used for the coloration of construction materials; furthermore, we offer innovative yellow pigments which provide our customers decisive advantages for processing because they allow for lower viscosities in paints, coatings and pastes. Research is also being conducted into applications that go far beyond the pigmentary properties of iron oxides and chromium oxides. This has produced such products as adsorbers for the removal of arsenic from drinking water and iron oxides for the desulfurization of biogas. Developments for medical applications and products for batteries are other focal points of our innovation efforts. We do not rely solely on our own innovative power and expertise, however, we also collaborate with our customers, with universities, institutes and other industrial partners to bring projects to a successful conclusion.