LANXESS Launches Online Portal for the Beverage Industry

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R Log (Press Release) – Dec 13, 2009 – Velcorin, a premium product from specialty chemicals group LANXESS, now has a new Internet site of its own. Visitors to www.velcorin.com can find out everything there is to know about this modern sterilizing agent for the beverage industry – from details of the product benefits, mechanism of action and range of use, to a wealth of information on dosing technology, service and registration. The latest brochures from the Material Protection Products business unit can also be downloaded in German, English, Chinese, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.



Velcorin has a very special ‘operating principle’. In the presence of water, it breaks down into tiny volumes of methanol and carbon dioxide (both natural components of fruit juices and drinks containing fruit juice) in a matter of minutes, enabling it to inactivate the key enzymes of microorganisms that cause harm to the drink. Its impact on yeast and many molds and bacteria is outstanding.



Velcorin technology is not only fast and thorough, it is also highly selective, as Velcorin has no impact whatsoever on the odor, taste or color of the drink to which it is added. It can be used with a wide range of different beverages-including wines-and is compatible with not just PET, but all forms of packaging. The colorless liquid is added to the drink just before bottling, thereby covering all possible gaps in the process which could allow germs to enter the product even in meticulously clean environments.



The “Contact” section contains details of all the contact partners worldwide for dosing technology, soft drinks and wine. To obtain an answer to urgent questions, a global service hotline has been set up under +49 (0) 6408 900350, at which experts can be contacted around the clock.



“With our proven product Velcorin, we offer the beverage industry not only an effective solution for cold sterilization, but also a complete full-range service,” says Ingo Broda, head of Beverage Technology in the Material Protection Products business unit. To him, customer service has absolute priority. “Our business partners receive from us not only expert technical consulting, but also full support with laboratory and practical tests.”



The Material Protection Products business unit belongs to the Performance Chemicals segment, which achieved total sales in fiscal 2008 of EUR 1,930 million.



LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.58 billion in 2008 and currently 14,335 employees in 23 countries. The company is represented at 46 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. More information at http://www.lanxessgoesasia.com.



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LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.58 billion in

2008 and currently 14,335 employees in 23 countries. The company is represented at 46 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals. More information at http://www.lanxessgoesasia.com.