About us

Global partner to the leather industry

LANXESS is one of the leading manufacturers of leather chemicals worldwide. We have been supplying our customers in the leather industry with top-quality products for over 100 years, thereby enabling them to compete successfully on the international market. Whether you are involved in research and development, production or service, you can always rely on LANXESS.

Chemicals from LANXESS are used in tanneries throughout the world. Our portfolio comprises virtually every type of product required for the efficient and sustainable manufacture of high-quality leather and covers all stages of the manufacturing process, from the beamhouse and the wet end right through to the finishing. It includes specialties for the beamhouse operations, inorganic and synthetic tanning materials, preservatives, fatliquoring agents, dyestuffs, pigments and tanning and finishing auxiliaries. We are driven by a consistent focus on innovation and quality leadership. Through the development and introduction of efficient and environment-friendly technologies we can support our customers in their endeavors to ensure the sustainability and future viability of the leather industry.


First-rate expertise
If you want to create genuine added value for the leather industry today, you have to offer more than just an outstanding product portfolio. You need a partner who is familiar with your business and your products and can thus help you to generate lasting added value. LANXESS has decades of experience in the manufacture of leather chemicals and comprehensive technical expertise. We work together with our customers to develop new production technologies, optimize their production processes and draw up custom-made systems solutions. Combined with our dedicated technical on-site support we enable our customers to keep one step ahead of the competition.

Global presence
LANXESS supplies leather chemicals worldwide and boasts a strong market position in Europe, Africa, North and South America and the Asia-Pacific region. To enable us to offer our customers the best possible service, we maintain production facilities, technical service laboratories and sales agencies on all five continents.