Lanxess buys Germany's Bond-Laminates

Published: September 12, 2012 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Materials Mergers & Acquisitions Suppliers Automotive Film & Sheet
Companies & Associations

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY (Sept. 12, 11:45 a.m. ET) — Materials supplier Lanxess AG has purchased Bond-Laminates GmbH, a German company that supplies custom plastic composite sheets, including glass-fiber-reinforced sheet.

Leverkusen-based Lanxess said the deal strengthens its portfolio of lightweight materials for the automotive industry.

Terms were not disclosed.

Bond-Laminates is a 15-year-old company based in Brilon, Germany. The company employs about 80 and posted 2011 sales of 16 million euros ($20 million). The firm has worked with Lanxess since 2006 on automotive industry projects.

“We see tremendous potential for this composite technology as it spreads from the premium automotive segment to the wider market,” Lanxess Chairman Axel Heitmann said in a news release.

Bond-Laminates will be part of the Lanxess’ High Performance Materials business unit, headed by Michael Zobel.

High Performance Materials is part of the Performance Polymers segment, which generated 5.1 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in total sales in fiscal year 2011.


Comments

Lanxess buys Germany's Bond-Laminates

Published: September 12, 2012 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Polymer Additives, Lubrizol expansions win tax incentives

March 31, 2015 10:22 am ET

Proposed expansions by Polymer Additives Inc. in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Lubrizol Corp. in Lake County, Ohio, were among 12 projects statewide...    More

Image

BPF warns of materials shortages

March 31, 2015 10:11 am ET

The British Plastics Federation (BPF) has warned the whole plastics supply chain that plastics processors are currently facing shortages of certain...    More

Image

Alpek pulls out of Russian PET/PTA JV

March 31, 2015 9:43 am ET

A joint venture scheme to construct a major integrated PET and purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant in Russia has collapsed after one venture...    More

Image

Dow Chemical sees potential for PE growth in packaging

March 30, 2015 1:17 pm ET

The packaging market continues to provide growth for the polyethylene business of Dow Chemical Co. — which is a good thing, since the firm will ...    More

Image

TPUs finding applications in drug-delivery applications

March 30, 2015 12:56 pm ET

Lubrizol Corp. is sending its thermoplastic polyurethane products into medical products, foam and film.    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events