LANXESS Aktiengesellschaft, a specialty chemicals company, develops, manufactures, and markets chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals, and plastics worldwide. It operates in four segments: Advanced Intermediates, Specialty Additives, Performance Chemicals, and Engineering Materials. The Advanced Intermediates segment provides high-grade intermediates for the agrochemical and coating industries; fine chemicals as precursors and intermediates for the pharmaceutical, agrochemical, and specialty chemical industries; customer-specific specialties; organometallics; and rubber chemicals. The Specialty Additives segment offers additives, including lubricants, flame retardants, plasticizers, and bromine derivatives for various applications for rubber, plastic, and paint industries. The Performance Chemicals segment provides material protection products; and inorganic pigments for the coloring of concrete, and emulsion paint and other coatings. It also offers reverse osmosis membranes and ion exchange resins for water treatment, as well as disinfectant and hygiene solutions. The Engineering Materials segment produces technical plastics, glass fibers, fiber composites, and elastomers on a urethane basis for application in the automotive and electrical/electronics, and construction and medicine industries, as well as sports and leisure sectors. The company was founded in 1863 and is headquartered in Cologne, Germany.