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90 years of iron oxide production in Krefeld-Uerdingen

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2016-09-21 | Press Releases , Company News , Trade & Technical Press , Performance Chemicals , Inorganic Pigments , Bayferrox , Local News , Bayferrox

Color pigments from Krefeld-Uerdingen have been making the world a more colorful place for 90 years

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS produces iron oxide and chrome oxide pigments for numerous applications in the world’s largest production plant for inorganic color pigments in Krefeld-Uerdingen – and has been doing so for 90 years.

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Specialty chemicals company LANXESS produces iron oxide and chrome oxide pigments for numerous applications in the world’s largest production plant for inorganic color pigments in Krefeld-Uerdingen – and has been doing so for 90 years. Frank Meyer, Mayor of the city of Krefeld, got to cut the birthday cake with Jörg Hellwig, head of the Inorganic Pigments business unit at specialty chemicals company LANXESS, on the occasion of the ninety-year anniversary. Photo: LANXESS AG

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Jörg Hellwig, head of the Inorganic Pigments business unit at specialty chemicals company LANXESS (middle), joining Frank Meyer, Mayor of the city of Krefeld (right), and Assistant City Mayor Gregor Micus in starting the online application portal for the new “Better learning” initiative with the symbolic push of a button. This initiative honors projects run by educational and youth organizations in Krefeld with grants totaling EUR 50,000. Photo: LANXESS AG

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Thickener in Uerdingen site’s iron oxide plant 1 in 1929 – three years after production launch. Photo: Bayer AG

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Rotary filter in Uerdingen site’s iron oxide plant 1 in 1953. Photo: Bayer AG

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Filling of iron oxide in Uerdingen site's iron oxide plant 1 in 1959. Starting with a production capacity of 1,200 metric tons in 1926, today the plant produces 280,000 metric tons. Photo: Bayer AG

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Production of yellow iron oxide pigments at the LANXESS site in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany. Photo: LANXESS AG

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Rotary kiln oven in the iron oxide red pigment production facility in Uerdingen. Photo: LANXESS AG

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CHEMPARK Krefeld-Uerdingen is an important site for LANXESS and headquarters of the Inorganic Pigments business unit. With a capacity of 280,000 metric tons per year, this is the world’s largest production site for iron oxide pigments – around four times bigger than number two in China. Photo: CURRENTA

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The inorganic pigments produced by LANXESS have a decades-long track record in coloring paints and coatings, plastics and paper, as well as specialty pigments for toners and other applications. They are marketed under the trade names Bayferrox, Bayoxide and Colortherm and are among the world’s most lightfast and weather-stable pigments, along with Chrome Oxide Green, which the company also supplies. The pigments are characterized by their outstanding chemical resistance and are considered the worldwide standard. Photo: LANXESS AG

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Concrete pavers colored with Bayferrox iron oxides show their true colors for a very long time. The choice of the pigment is of crucial importance for the quality of the final product. Years of observing colored concrete products exposed to different climatic conditions in various locations have shown that weather-resistant inorganic oxide pigments from LANXESS offer excellent fastness properties. Photo: LANXESS AG

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The Eiffel tower: Bayferrox pigments from the specialty chemicals group LANXESS AG provide the color for the Paris trademark’s high-grade anticorrosion coating. Photo: Christian Bamale

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Winner of numerous architecture prizes and also setting for the James Bond film “Quantum of Solace,” the ESO (European Southern Observatory) Hotel is located some 2,600 meters above sea level on Cerro Paranal in the Atacama desert in Chile. The building made of reddish brown in-situ concrete is half-built into the mountain and fits in harmoniously with its desert surroundings. Inorganic pigments from the LANXESS Bayferrox range are what give the building its color. Photo: LANXESS AG

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Jörg Hellwig, head of LANXESS' Inorganic Pigments business unit. Photo: LANXESS AG

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