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2010-01-22

LANXESS supports Haiti relief efforts

Leverkusen -

LANXESS is supporting relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake tragedy in Haiti. The specialty chemicals company has donated 200,000 USD to supply more than four million chemical water treatment tablets. The tablets are used in water purification systems and can provide about 76 million liters of clean water for at least 20,000 Haitian families.

The company’s U.S. subsidiary, LANXESS Corporation, is coordinating the supply of the tablets to Deep Springs International (DSI), a U.S.-based non-profit organization that helps families purify their own water. The organization uses modified, nineteen-liter buckets that are compatible with the solid chlorine tablets in order to treat contaminated water. This process is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  

LANXESS does not have any offices or employees stationed in the Latin American country.

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LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.58 billion in 2008 and currently around 14,600 employees in 23 countries. The company is represented at 43 production sites worldwide. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of plastics, rubber, intermediates and specialty chemicals.

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