Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation acquires Dorlastan fibers business from Lanxess

Lanxess continues refocussing following spin-out from Bayer

Textiles business moves to Asia

On 17 November 2005, Lanxess (Köln, Germany) and Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation (Osaka, Japan) announced the planned sale of Lanxess’ Dorlastan business to Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation.

Lanxess’ Dorlastan division includes production sites at Dormagen, Germany, and in Bushy Park, South Carolina, USA:

  • Dormagen (Germany): currently 280 employees, 170 to be transferred to Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp.
  • Bushy Park (South Carolina, USA): currently 190 employees, 160 to be transferred to Asahi Kasei Fibers Corp.


Lanxess was founded in 2004 as a spin-out from Germany’s chemical giant Bayer, and includes some of Bayer’s former chemicals and polymers divisions.

Lanxess focuses on manufacturing and marketing plastics, rubber, intermediates and speciality chemicals.

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