LANXESS AG engages in the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals, plastics and synthetic rubber. The company operates through the following segments: Advanced Intermediates, Performance Chemicals, High Performance Materials and ARLANXEO. The Advanced Intermediates segment produces basic and fine chemicals used primarily in production processes. The Performance Chemicals segment offers material protection products, inorganic pigments, emulsion paints, fishing agents, rubber additives, reverse osmosis membrane elements, and ion exchange resins for water treatment; and plastic additives like flame retardants, plasticizers, disinfectant, and hygiene solutions. The High Performance Materials segment manufactures high-tech plastics and high-performance composites. The ARLANXEO segment manufactures synthetic rubber for use in automobile, engineering, tires, and construction. LANXESS was founded on July 1, 2004 and is headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany.