LANXESS expands market presence for liquid purification technology in sub-Saharan Africa

  • Protea Mining Chemicals appointed as distributor of Ion Exchange Resins and Reverse Osmosis Membranes


Johannesburg - Specialty chemicals group LANXESS has appointed Protea Mining Chemicals, a division of the Omnia Group (Pty) Ltd, to provide technical, sales and distribution services, effective from March 2014, into sub-Saharan Africa. The LANXESS products covered by the agreement are the Lewatit Ion Exchange Resins and Lewabrane Reverse Osmosis membranes.

According to Duilio Rossoni, Sales Director for Sub-Sahara Africa at the LANXESS business unit Liquid Purification Technologies (LPT), the strategic partnership will assist LANXESS in optimizing their sales into sub-Saharan Africa. The partnership with Protea Mining Chemicals will ensure customers are served with the necessary technical and logistical support and that the new application development plans for LPT products are sufficiently resourced.

“Protea Mining Chemicals has a well-established footprint in most of the countries within sub-Saharan Africa. This partnership will go a long way in ensuring our mining and water treatment customers in the region will have access to our products. Protea Mining Chemicals brings extensive facilities and a support network to position LANXESS in the region, ” said Rossoni.

LANXESS holds a leading position in the development, technical application and production of Lewatit Ion Exchange Resins and Reverse Osmosis membrane products and is one of the world's foremost suppliers of products for treating water and other liquid media.

Protea Mining Chemicals is a supplier of an extensive range of speciality and commodity chemicals specifically required by the mining industry in Africa.