Rhein Chemie

Frank Lueckgen appointed global head of Rhein Chemie’s Rubber Division

Frank Lueckgen appointed global head of Rhein Chemie’s Rubber Division

Monday, 15. September 2008 Frank Lueckgen has headed the Rubber Division at Rhein Chemie Rheinau GmbH, Mannheim, since July 1, 2008. In this position he is responsible for the global activities of Rhein Chemie’s largest Division. He was previously Vice President Basic Chemicals and Fine Chemicals for the Americas Region at Rhein Chemie’s parent company LANXESS.

Lueckgen began his career at the Leverkusen-based Bayer Group and held top marketing positions in specialty chemicals and intermediates in Leverkusen and France, before becoming head of the Chemical Business Group in Italy.

Rhein Chemie offers the rubber industry a complete range of additives and specialties, which are adapted to the requirements of processors in every region and continually expanded. An important factor behind Rhein Chemie’s success is its policy of advising customers on location. “Through innovative solutions we want to contribute to our customers’ success,” says Frank Lueckgen, Senior Vice President responsible for the Rubber Division at Rhein Chemie, adding: “That’s why we have built up a global network of modern production and laboratory capacities which we are further expanding in a targeted manner. With this concept we want to safeguard the success of our customers and of our own company”.

Rhein Chemie is a chemicals company which has had a successful track record in customized additives and service products stretching back over 100 years. The approximately 850-strong workforce produces and sells products for various sectors of the rubber, lubricant and plastics industries worldwide. The company is headquartered in Mannheim-Rheinau, Germany and has subsidiaries and production facilities in Europe, Asia and North and South America. Rhein Chemie is a wholly owned subsidiary of the LANXESS Group, Leverkusen, Germany.

Mannheim, 15. September 2008
bit (2008-08-805EN)

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