LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.8 billion in 2019. The company currently has about 14,300 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics. LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good.
In 2017, LANXESS expanded its biotechnology competencies by acquiring the biotech startup IMD Natural Solutions GmbH, based in Dortmund, Germany. IMD Natural Solutions develops innovative active ingredients derived by nature. Focus is research and development of natural substances with an antimicrobial effect for the food & beverage and consumer goods industry.
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