Automotive

LANXESS offers a whole range of innovative products that are used in the automotive industry.

Automotive Compounds

Baymod® N Baymod® N are powdered nitrile rubbers that are compatible with a  number of different base polymers. In their capacity as modifiers they are quick and simple to use in conventional processing.
Baypren Baypren® is a family of chloroprene rubber with diverse applications due to its attractive combination of key technical properties.
Bayferrox Bayferrox synthetic iron oxide pigments are widely used worldwide for coloring all types of concrete products, from ready-mixed concrete to tiles to grout. Of very high quality and rich in color, they are also popular in paints.
Cohedur® Cohedur bonding agents promote adhesion between elastic rubber and inelastic-but-durable material such as reinforcing carcasses or steel cords, which are combined to make long-lasting tires, conveyor belts, hoses, rubberized fabrics, containers, etc.
Colortherm Colourtherm®  synthetic iron oxide pigments are widely used in plastics and are extremely stable across a broad range of weather and temperature extremes.
Durethan Durethan is a family of high-quality thermoplastics for engineering applications which offer an ideal combination of properties, such as high mechanical strength, high resistance to heat and good electrical insulation properties.
Glass Fiber Glass fibers are used to strengthen thermoplastics such as polyamides, polypropylene and polyesters.
Vulkanol® Vulkanol® synthetic plasticizers are required as active ingredients to adjust the properties of vulcanizates, for example, to reduce hardness, modulus and tensile strength or to increase ultimate elongation and resilience.
Zinkoxyd Aktiv LANXESS zinc oxides are precipitated to offer a rather small range of particle size combined with a high surface area. On top these products are characterized by a very low heavy metal content.

Tires and Inner Liners

Bromobutyl Rubber Bromobutyl rubber is a butyl rubber derivative obtained by reacting butyl rubber with bromine. It has increased cure reactivity, higher compatibility with unsaturated polymers and enhanced adhesion compared to butyl rubber.
Butyl Rubber® Butyl rubber is a synthetic rubber produced by the polymerization of isobutene with a small amount of isoprene. It is impermeable to air and has many applications, ranging from inner tubes for tires to adhesives to sealants.
Chlorobutyl 1240 Chlorobutyl rubber is a butyl rubber derivative obtained by reacting butyl rubber with chlorine. It has increased cure reactivity, higher compatibility with unsaturated polymers and enhanced adhesion compared to butyl rubber.
Buna® CB Buna CB is a highly elastic polybutadiene rubber that has a very high degree of resistance to dynamic stress, even at extremely low temperatures. Blending natural rubber or styrene butadiene rubber with Buna CB improves its abrasion resistance, crack resistance and heat build-up under dynamic load.
Buna® SE Buna SE is the family of general purpose emulsion styrene-butadiene rubbers, one of the most important types of synthetic rubber.
Buna VSL Buna VSL is a family of solution styrene-butadiene rubbers, which have different styrene and vinyl levels combined with varying viscosities, and are widely used in automobile tires.
Vulkacit® Vulcanization is the conversion of a high-molecular material from the plastic to the elastic state. One of the key chemical reactions in this process is that of rubber with sulfur. Sulfur vulcanization, widely used in the rubber industry, requires the use of vulcanization accelerators such as Vulkacit®.
Cohedur® Cohedur bonding agents promote adhesion between elastic rubber and inelastic-but-durable material such as reinforcing carcasses or steel cords, which are combined to make long-lasting tires, conveyor belts, hoses, rubberized fabrics, containers, etc.
Vulkanox® Vulkanox® protects the vulcanizates against damaging external influences and acts against  aging processes.