Telit Introduces Ultra-slim, Smart Antenna GNSS Location Module

A module simplifies the development process and delivers superior performance for wearables, personal trackers, and other battery-dependent applications

New Delhi, May 19, 2017 – Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the introduction of a new, ultra-slim family of smart antenna GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) receiver modules. These fully integrated modules include a comprehensive feature set that eliminates the need for additional components, ideal for IoT projects with size, cost, and time constraints.

Easing the burden for developers with little or no RF design experience, the SL876Q5-A is compliant with regulatory and industry standards specifications. The module combines an omni-directional low profile embedded antenna and an internal RF switch. This combination is well suited for applications needing two antennas, such as personal trackers and alarms, which must be equipped with a main and a backup antenna when the signal becomes compromised. A true turnkey solution, the SL876Q5-A includes best-in-class features such as an additional Low Noise Amplifier (LNA), Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filter, and efficient power management technology in an ultra-slim Leadless Chip Carrier (LCC) package. The inclusion of several low power modes reduces total power consumption while maintaining position accuracy, which extends battery life—a critical requirement for wearables, personal trackers, and other battery-dependent applications.

“The SL876Q5-A delivers on everything our customers and partners have come to expect from the industry’s leading IoT solutions provider,” said Ronen Ben-Hamou, Telit’s EVP of Products and Solutions. “IoT developers continuously search for solutions that simplify the design process. We’ve developed a compact solution with features that deliver industry-leading performance without compromising performance. Not only does the SL876Q5-A eliminate the need for additional components in most use cases, but also cuts development time and costs considerably.”

SL876Q5-A Features
Full GNSS for exceptional coverage
· Quad-GNSS: GPS/ QZSS and GLONASS or BeiDou and it is Galileo ready
· A-GNSS: Onboard generation and server-generated file injection that can be stored into the embedded flash memory

Superior performance
· Omni-directional antenna design delivers industry-leading performance in sensitivity, tracking performance, and accuracy
· MEMS wakeup feature offers lowest power consumption
· Built in LNA for improved sensitivity

Simplify integration
· Primary UART port. A secondary port can be configured as UART, I2C, or SPI at boot/reset
o If I2C, the secondary port supports either commands and messages or MEMS wakeup.
· Embedded RF switch allows easy integration with external antennas

Industry-leading features
· Ultra-slim design
· 11 x 11.9 x 2.3 mm LCC package for space constrained devices
· Flash memory enables firmware upgrades, customization, and AGPS file storage, which is ideal for battery-dependent devices
Availability begins in the second quarter of 2017. Learn more about the new SL876Q5-A slim antenna module.

QuasarEnviro launches innovative energy saving solutions to reduce carbon footprints

Energy Conservation by providing customized solutions for B2B and B2C needs

QuasarEnviro Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (QESPL) forays into Indian market with its energy management services across India. With the initiative of clean energy, company, offers high-tech devices & services, embodying cutting-edge technologies to reduce energy consumption with retrofit solutions. The product lineup of QuasarEnviro encompasses entire field from Domestic/Small Businesses/Commercial/Industrial Plants/Banks/Retail.

The salient purpose of the organization is to provide Carbon Footprint Reduction, Greenhouse gasses emission mitigation, Energy conservation, Cost reduction and People wellness. QuasarEnviro is backed by international expertise and finest patented technology in each segment and carrying a CE, UL or ULC approval.

QuasarEnviro specializes in Marketing Energy Savers, Refrigeration Savers and online monitoring systems for B2B and B2C segments such as industries, workshop and factories. The devices have been conceptualized and designed specifically to reduce energy consumption and minimize carbon footprints.

With a mission to control & reduce the ongoing cost of Energy & Carbon footprint for business users, QuasarEnviro is a dynamic company with a sharp focus on using technology for customized, practical solutions with low investments for higher returns. The company focuses on Energy Conservation, cost Reduction, Carbon Footprint Reduction and create safe zones by providing retrofit solutions.

Speaking on the launch, Virendra Joshi, MD and Founder QuasarEnviro said. “QuasarEnviro is an initiative to keep the environment clean and green. Packed with advanced technology and features, our product lineup has been specially designed to suit the conditions with high-efficiency delivery.”

Keeping in sync with Indian Government‘s initiative of BijiliBachao, QuasarEnviro has saved 15429 Mega Watts of Electricity which has resulted into mitigation of 437 Million tonnes of Greenhouse emissions which is equivalent to the planting of 699 Million Trees.

14th International Exhibition on Smart and Sustainable City Solutions

Municipalika Opens at CIDCO’s Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai

Municipalika is organizing a three day exhibition and conference from 18th to 20th May, 2017 at the CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai. The country has been witnessing focussed initiatives for development of planned, smart, safe, secure, and sustainable cities-through the various urban and housing missions: 100 smart cities, 500 Amrut Cities, Swachh Bharat Mission, and Housing for All with 20 Million Urban Houses by 2022 and the 14th edition of this exhibition for Smart and Sustainable cities in Indiawill be providing a wide platform for the industry.

The Chief guests for the event include the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Devendra Fadnavis, Mr. Rajiv Gauba, Secretary Urban Development, Government of India, Ms. Manisha Mhaiskar, Principal Secretary, UDII, Government of Maharashtra, .Mr. Prakash Mehta, Hon’ble Minister of Housing Government of Maharashtra, Mr. Shrichand Kriplani, Hon’ble Minister of Urban Development Housing, Government of Rajasthan, H.E.Mr.Nadir Patel, High Commissioner of Canada in India, Mr. V. Suresh, Advisor, Good Governance India Foundation ,Former CMD, HUDCO, Dr. M. Ravi Kanth, Managing Director, HUDCO, Mr. Sriram Kalyanaraman, Managing Director & CEO, and National Housing Bank and Mr. Choo Whatt Bin, Executive Director ,BCA, Singapore.

The three day Conference and Exhibition, with the theme of ‘Smart and Sustainable City Solutions’ will provide an opportunity to showcase the best solutions for various challenges faced by India’s growing cities one of which is doubling of the urban population from 28 crores in 2001 to over 56 crores by 2021.The Municipalika Exhibition segment is one of the biggest in the country, with over 150 exhibitors showcasing technologies, equipment, products, software and solutions for Smart and Sustainable Cities, covering all facets of urban and housing development and building construction activities.

The Expo is expecting over 1,000 participants from India and other countries. The Government of Maharashtra is the Host state, and the event will be supported by Government of India and its ministries of Urban Development, New and Renewable Energy, Electronics and Information Technology, etc. Canada and Singapore will be bringing forth their rich global experience of decades in creating sustainable and vibrant smart cities with the best practices in planning, design, execution and good governance of cities.

This Expo will be a highly researched and a stage to display a wide range of products and services from smart solutions, energy management, environmental management, IT solutions, construction, infrastructure, auto, power, environment and pollution control, safety management, health and sanitation development and much more.

Municipalika 2017 will be holding 10 conference sessions, some of which include Smart and Sustainable Cities, Safe, Resilient Secure Cities, Sustainably Built Environment and Communities, etc. An Interesting feature is the platform provided for Participative cities through interactive sessions with those who are governing and governed for making the citizens and cities to mutually benefit through joint actions.

Municipalika will bring together global and local manufacturers, suppliers, consultants and service providers to network and procure the latest solutions and opportunities provided in the market. The expo will showcase new age technologies, services and solutions that will pave ways to opportunities, networking, promotion of brands, and a chance to have an informal interaction with Indian and international suppliers, consultants, manufacturers, etc.

MauBank Adopts Infosys Finacle Leasing Solution to Drive Business Growth

Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NYSE: INFY), and MauBank, a leading bank in the Republic of Mauritius, today announced the bank’s successful adoption of Finacle’s Leasing Solution for its strategic leasing services business. MauBank’s leasing system will run on a single platform that enables higher operational efficiency, reduced costs and an enhanced banking experience for its customers.

The merger of Mauritius Post and Cooperative Bank (MPCB) and National Commercial Bank (NCB) in January 2016 created the new MauBank, which is powered by Infosys Finacle Solutions that includes Core Banking, Online Banking, Treasury and Alerts. Furthermore, NCB’s subsidiary Mauritius Leasing Company, offering leasing products, was also integrated into MauBank and the Finacle Leasing Solution was chosen to replace its earlier legacy third-party platform.

Highlights:
· The implementation was completed in 10 weeks, with zero impact on ongoing customer services
· The bank has increased operational efficiency by over 40 per cent with the optimization of processes through the Finacle Leasing Solution
· With the new solution, the bank has eliminated duplicate systems and unified various components, achieving a 20 per cent saving in maintenance costs
· Automation of processes like statement generation, late fee computation and reconciliation, among others, have resulted in a significant drop in human error and person dependencies
· Integration of the new leasing solution with rest of the enterprise applications has ensured consolidation and optimization of customer data into a single source. This supports faster resolution of customer requests and enables the bank to make targeted offerings, thereby improving the end customer experience significantly

Quotes:
Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer and Global Head, Infosys Finacle:
“Simplifying the technology footprint is a critical step in renewing legacy systems and moving towards a truly digital banking experience. Following the merger, MauBank has been very progressive in its decision to consolidate and modernize its banking systems. The latest step towards a unified platform for their leasing services will ensure a sound technology foundation for the bank, enabling growth, profitability and a smarter banking experience for its customers.”

Sayyad Khodabocus, Head – IT Applications, MauBank:
“MauBank is committed to being the most progressive and preferred bank in Mauritius. Our aim of ensuring world-class banking services along with industry leading growth, is tied to consolidating our operations on best of breed banking platforms. We believe the Finacle Leasing Solution will help us scale our leasing operations and boost productivity, thus positioning the service line as a key business driver.”

The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.3.3

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.3.3, focused on bleeding edge features, and as such targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters, and power users. LibreOffice 5.3.3 integrates over 70 patches, with an update of the Sifr monochrome icon set and several fixes for interoperability with Microsoft Office documents.

For all other users and enterprise deployments, TDF suggests LibreOffice 5.2.7, with the backing of professional support by certified professionals (updated list available at: http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

People interested in technical details about the release can access the change log with a detailed list of all patches here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.3.3/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.3.3/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

Download LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.3.3 is immediately available for download from the following link: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/. LibreOffice 5.3.3 in Flatpak format is available here: https://www.libreoffice.org/download/flatpak/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates, and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at http://donate.libreoffice.org.

Several companies sitting in TDF Advisory Board (http://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) are providing either value added Long Term Supported versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and training, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

Telit Unveils New IoT University

Training facility includes innovation and design lab to help companies accelerate business innovation based on IoT enabled solutions

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the official launch of Telit IoT University. Designed for IoT developers and integrators, Telit IoT University, part of the company’s IoT Know How suite of consultative services, teaches customers and partners how to succeed in launching IoT solutions that deliver measurable business outcomes.

Located at Telit IoT Platforms division in Boca Raton, Florida, Telit IoT University features a broad curriculum, including courses and hands-on labs co-developed by Telit and Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE). The University, an expansion of the company’s original deviceWISE University program, includes an innovation and design lab that showcases Telit deviceWISE Ready partner applications and gives students experience with a variety of hardware components required for a successful IoT deployment.

“Telit IoT University helps companies accelerate their IoT projects from idea to completion by providing the necessary tools and easy access to Telit’s IoT ecosystem and developer resources,” said Fred Yentz, CEO of Telit IoT Platforms. “Leading companies immediately apply what they learn at Telit IoT University to launch innovative products and services and improve operational efficiencies to capitalize on the full potential of today’s digital transformation.”

Courses, which are taught monthly, provide hands-on experience to help students start prototyping an IoT solution. Customers may also request on-site training at their location.

Telit IoT University courses include:

· IoT for Developers: Teaches students how to connect “things” to “apps” by exploring multiple transportation types and methods while learning how to use the management portal.
· IoT for Integrators: Introduces and reinforces the critical tasks involved with designing, launching, integrating and maintaining an enterprise IoT solution.
· IoT Immersion: A combination of IoT for Developers and IoT for Integrators, this course teaches students how to integrate devices with back-end applications and includes a comprehensive final project aimed at solving a real-world scenario.
· Industrial IoT for Integrators: Designed for manufacturers, this course teaches attendees how to acquire, send and transfer bi-directional information between PLCs and ERP applications.
· IoT Sales & Marketing Essentials: Provides a high-level overview of IoT concepts, use cases and IoT solutions.
· IoT Operations & Administration Gives the technician or engineer tasked with the administration of an IoT solution the skills to maintain the system.

To learn more or register for a course, visit TelitIoTUniversity.com.

Announcement of LibreOffice 5.2.7

The Document Foundation (TDF) announces LibreOffice 5.2.7, the seventh minor release of the LibreOffice 5.2 family, targeted to enterprises and individual users in production environments.

TDF suggests deploying LibreOffice in large organizations, public administrations and enterprises with the backing of professional support by certified people (a list is available at http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/professional-support/).

People interested in technical details about the release can access the change log here: https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.7/RC1 (fixed in RC1) and https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Releases/5.2.7/RC2 (fixed in RC2).

Download LibreOffice

LibreOffice 5.2.7 is immediately available for download from the following link: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/download/.

LibreOffice users, free software advocates, and community members can support The Document Foundation with a donation at http://donate.libreoffice.org.

Several companies sitting in TDF Advisory Board (http://www.documentfoundation.org/governance/advisory-board/) are providing either value added Long Term Supported versions of LibreOffice or consultancy services for migrations and training, based on best practices distilled by The Document Foundation.

Thermoplastic composites from LANXESS for engine shields, fuel tank covers and center tunnel covers in the underbody area

When the going gets tough

Excellent durability on rough roads
Dramatically increased strength and stiffness
Same mold for standard components and custom parts

Frequently used for off-road assignments or for driving on extremely poor roads, jeeps and SUVs need to be fitted with particularly durable underbody panels. An innovative material solution for such custom parts is based on the continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites of the Tepex brand made by LANXESS’s subsidiary Bond-Laminates GmbH. These enable the manufacture of virtually indestructible engine shields, fuel tank covers and center tunnel covers which were specially developed for the MLB53A platform. They are already in use on several standard models such as the Bentley Bentayga. In the future they will also be applied in the Audi Q7.

“In a trial on a rough and rocky test track, the components withstood the extreme wear and tear of the underbody hitting the surface as well as gravel impact with virtually no damage at all,” says Harri Dittmar, Tepex applications developer. On top of that, the composite material simplifies the production process. “Custom parts can be produced in the same mold as the corresponding standard vehicle components. Processors don’t need to turn other materials and can eliminate investments in additional molds and presses with higher clamping forces,” adds Dittmar.

Simple compression molding process

The shields and covers for the standard and custom models are both fabricated in a compression molding process using polypropylene-based low-weight reinforced thermoplastics (LWRT). The large LWRT blanks are heated in a convection oven and inserted by a robot into a compression mold that can shape up to four components simultaneously depending on part size. The components are then punched out of the finish-contoured blanks or cut out with a water jet. To fabricate the components for the custom parts, a 0.5-millimeter-thick Tepex insert is additionally placed on top of the LWRT blanks and molded together with them, so that the resulting components have a Tepex surface on the side facing the road.

The engine shields and the tank covers are manufactured by ElringKlinger Abschirmtechnik AG, based in Sevelen, Switzerland. It uses the LWRT material ElroCoustic. The center tunnel covers are fabricated by Röchling SE & Co. KG of Mannheim, Germany, from its own LWRT material called Seeberlite. The inserts for all of the custom parts are made of Tepex dynalite 104-RG 601, comprising a polypropylene matrix in which 47 percent by volume continuous glass fiber rovings are embedded as a single-layer fabric.

Outstanding sound absorption

The top layer of Tepex significantly increases the strength, stiffness and above all the toughness of the LWRT components. Dittmar: “Because of its unique structure, LWRT additionally has a very good sound-absorbing effect, which would not have been possible with other compression molding compounds and would have meant less comfort.” The durability of the composite structure can be increased even more if Tepex is used not only on the side facing the road but also on the inside as an overlay. “The result would be a sandwich structure with a core made of LWRT that is even stiffer but nonetheless still lightweight,” says Dr. Egon Moos, Product Manager Underbody Systems at Röchling Automotive.

Wide range of applications

Tepex is used in more than just car underbody panels. It has since become established in many other series applications in automotive lightweight construction. The composite material is shaped and back-injected to make seat backrests, front-end components, brake pedals and bumper crossbars. On account of Tepex’s growing application potential in lightweight automotive engineering, LANXESS has set up a dedicated project group headed by Henrik Plaggenborg that supports partners worldwide through all stages of Tepex component development right up to production launch.

For more detailed information on Tepex properties, applications and processing technologies, go to www.bond-laminates.com.

Telit Adds LoRaWAN™ / BLE Combo Module to its Broad Range of IoT Wireless Technologies

Company also joins the LoRa Alliance™

Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the introduction of the RE866A1-EU, its LoRaWAN™ protocol, Bluetooth low energy (BLE) IoT combo module. With the addition of LoRaWAN technology, BLE and Wi-Fi to NB-IoT, Cat M and to other cellular standards, the company continues to offer the industry’s broadest portfolio of wireless modules that feature a common form factor. Telit’s pin-compatible modules enable integrators to design devices that can be deployed with different variants, leveraging the technology that is best suited to each individual deployment area or use case, both in business and technical terms.

The company has also has joined the LoRa Alliance™, which is an open, non-profit association of over 450 members in the IoT ecosystem. It was initiated by industry leaders with the mission to standardize low power wide area networks (LPWANs) being deployed around the world to enable IoT, machine-to-machine (M2M), smart city and industrial applications. As an alliance member, Telit will collaborate to enhance the LoRaWAN protocol, by sharing knowledge and experience to guarantee interoperability among operators in one open, global standard.

“We are very pleased to have Telit in the Alliance. As one of the leading solution enablers and longest standing players in the IoT space, Telit brings experience and technology that can help meet the needs of the rapidly growing LPWAN market,” said LoRa Alliance Chairman, Geoff Mulligan.

The new module is fully compliant with the latest LoRaWAN standard. It is an ideal solution for public or private networks, smart metering, remote sensing, industrial automation/monitoring and control, wireless alarm and security systems, agriculture, asset tracking, street lighting and smart city applications.

“Enabling IoT solutions from end to end is part of the Telit brand promise. That includes maintaining a strong portfolio of low power modules that is fully aligned with market trends and free of gaps in relevant technologies,” said Ronen Ben-Hamou, Telit’s EVP of Products and Solutions. “With the new RE866, a customer can re-use a device and application designed for cellular to create new business opportunities by simply dropping our LoRaWAN protocol module in it, potentially creating a new product, serving a previously unaddressed market or developing a new business model. And the same goes, of course, for our Wi-Fi, and the emerging new LTE Cat NB and Cat M modules.”

Product Detail
The RE866 combo module supports both the unlicensed LPWAN LoRaWAN standard and Bluetooth® Low Energy with NFC capabilities inside the 863-931 MHz band. It offers a long range LoRaWAN radio link as well as different BLE peripheral and central roles. With full over-the-air capabilities, the module can stay current with standards evolution through remote firmware installation and upgrading. It is a natural gateway between BLE sensor devices connected to the module, sending data to a LoRaWAN protocol network. The RE866 is pin compatible with the NE866 (LTE Cat NB) module allowing customers to move from licensed to an unlicensed standard quickly and at little or no cost. It is available in May 2017. Learn more about the new RE866A1-EU module at http://www.telit.com/sr-rf/re866/.

LANXESS successfully completes acquisition of Chemtura

· Acquisition cleared by all required regulatory authorities
· Combined additives business with annual sales of approximately EUR 2 billion is a further strong pillar in the group
· Increased footprint in the North American growth region
· Zachert: “This acquisition is another major step in our realignment process.”

Cologne – Specialty chemicals company LANXESS has successfully completed the acquisition of U.S. company Chemtura, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flame retardant and lubricant additives, earlier than originally expected effective April 21, 2017. All required regulatory authorities have cleared the transaction. Already in February 2017, Chemtura’s shareholders voted to approve the acquisition. With a total enterprise value of EUR 2.4 billion, Chemtura is the largest acquisition in the history of LANXESS. The acquisition significantly expands the company’s additives portfolio and makes LANXESS one of the world’s leading players in this growth field, which is one of the most attractive in the specialty chemicals industry. In addition to additives, Chemtura’s urethanes and organometallics businesses will be integrated into the LANXESS portfolio. The Cologne-based specialty chemicals company will absorb some 2,500 Chemtura employees at 20 sites in 11 countries worldwide. The former Chemtura businesses generate annual sales of approximately EUR 1.5 billion.

“The acquisition of Chemtura is another major step in our realignment process and a significant milestone in our course of growth. The ‘new’ LANXESS is increasingly taking shape. The expansion of the additives business gives LANXESS an additional strong pillar. In its new set-up and with an even more balanced portfolio, the company will be much more stable and profitable. At the same time, Chemtura considerably strengthens our presence in the North American growth region,” said Matthias Zachert, Chairman of the Board of Management of LANXESS AG. “We will now focus our energy on rapidly and smoothly integrating the new businesses and employees, as well as on optimally serving our new and existing customers.” Through the acquisition LANXESS increased its footprint in North America. In this region, the company is now represented at 24 production sites (previously 12) and employs approximately 2,800 staff (previously 1,500). The region’s share in global sales increases from approximately 17 percent to approximately 21 percent. The expected annual synergy effects from the transaction amount to approximately EUR 100 million with realization targeted until 2020. The acquisition of Chemtura is already expected to be accretive to LANXESS’s earnings per share in the first full fiscal year after closing. LANXESS financed the acquisition through two corporate bonds and a hybrid bond as well as cash. The bonds were successfully placed at attractive terms already in 2016.

Additives: a further strong pillar of LANXESS
Effective immediately, LANXESS will combine its entire additives business within the new Specialty Additives segment. This segment is an additional pillar in the LANXESS group, with annual sales of approximately EUR 2 billion and some 2,900 employees worldwide. The segment comprises the new Additives and Rhein Chemie business units. The combined business with flame retardant and lubricant additives is anchored in the Additives business unit, which is headed up by Anno Borkowsky. The Rhein Chemie business unit, headed up by Philipp Junge, comprises the existing rubber and color additives businesses of LANXESS.
LANXESS strengthens profitable flame retardant and lubricant additives business

LANXESS is significantly strengthening its competitive position in the area of lubricant additives and synthetic lubricants for industrial applications. “We are now one of the leading suppliers of industrial lubricants and possess an integrated value chain,” explained Anno Borkowsky. LANXESS expects medium-term growth of 3 to 4 percent annually for the industrial lubricant additives market, driven primarily by steadily increasing demands placed on lubricants as regards performance capability and environmental compatibility.

LANXESS is also significantly expanding its market position for flame retardant additives and now also operates the former Chemtura businesses with brominated flame retardant additives, bromine and bromine derivatives. Due to their high effectiveness, these substances are used among others in the construction industry and are an ideal complement for the existing LANXESS business with phosphorus-based flame retardant additives. “Flame retardance requirements are continuously rising due particularly to the trend toward energy-efficient construction. This acquisition will also make us one of the world’s leading suppliers of flame retardant additives.
As of today, we can offer our customers an array of complementary brominated and phosphorus-based products from a single source,” said Borkowsky. LANXESS also expects medium-term annual growth rates of 3 to 4 percent for the area of flame retardant additives.

New fields of business for LANXESS: urethanes and organometallics

The urethanes business is new for LANXESS. Effective immediately, it will be placed within the newly formed Urethane Systems business unit headed up by Markus Eckert. The product range includes hot- cast prepolymers, special aqueous urethane dispersions and polyester polyols. These are components of specialty polyurethanes, used primarily in the construction, mining, oil, gas, athletic equipmentand electronics industries. These plastics are used, for example, to manufacture rollers for conveyor belts or inline skates. Urethane Systems will join the existing High Performance Materials business unit of LANXESS to form the new Engineering Materials segment.

Also new in the LANXESS portfolio is the organometallics business. These are chemical compounds that are used, among other applications, as catalysts in polymers production or for the synthesis of fine chemicals and pharmaceuticals. With immediate effect, this business is being managed in the existing Advanced Industrial Intermediates business unit of LANXESS.
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