The LANXESS Rhein Chemie business unit (RCH) offers individual and innovative product solutions for the rubber industry. These include rubber chemicals, specialty chemicals and processing aids. Our solutions are used to create high-performance rubber products such as profiles, seals, drive belts or tires.

A durable car tire is the result of a complex manufacturing process in which the tire is built up from various rubber compounds and reinforcing materials. Rubber is soft and not very durable until vulcanization. By using rubber chemicals and various fillers, the raw material rubber is turned into a high-performance product. With the selection of the respective rubber type as well as the crosslinking chemicals and additives, the final article obtains the desired technical properties.

Rhein Chemie is worldwide the largest supplier of additives for the rubber industry.

Fast facts

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH
Business Unit Rhein Chemie

Headquarters: Mannheim, Germany
Head of Business Unit: Jens-Hendrik Fischer
Employees worldwide: approx. 1,000
Business Lines: Specialty Rubber Products, Functional Tire Additives
Certificates: DIN ISO 9001, DIN EN ISO 14001, DIN ISO 50001

Production sites:
• Mannheim, Germany
• Brunsbüttel, Germany
• Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany
• Leverkusen, Germany
• Kallo, Belgium
• Bushy Park, South Carolina, USA
• Chardon, Ohio, USA
• Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
• Porto Feliz, Brazil
• Jhagadia, India
• Qingdao, PR China
• Toyohashi, Japan
• Burzaco/Buenos Aires, Argentina
• Merlo, Argentina
• Lipetsk, Russia