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Dated: 18 February 2010

Synthetic Rubber Museum Exhibition


This year, as a celebration of the centenary of synthetic rubber, Lanxess – one of the largest synthetic rubber producers in the world – and the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim in the south west of Germany are setting up an exhibition that documents the history and applications of the versatile material. The exhibition will be running for seven months – starting today (February 18th) and finishing up on September 30th.

The museum currently has a Concorde and the Tupoley 144 supersonic passenger aircraft as its main attractions – which help to bring in around one million visitors a year.

Now with the introduction of the synthetic rubber exhibits, which will allow visitors to take a trip through the history of the substance, the museum is hoping for an increased boost to the already impressive annual visitor numbers.

One of the highlights on the exhibition is the original sample of the first synthetically produced rubber and one of the very first synthetic rubber tyres.

Werner Breuers, a Lanxess AG Board of Management member said, “we’re delighted to be able to present the over hundred year history of this fascinating material, which is closely linked to Lanxess, at the renowned Auto & Technik Museum in Sinsheim. Synthetic rubber remains as cutting-edge today as it was in 1909.”

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