Lanxess received the Supplier Award in the Raw Materials category
In mid-June 2013, specialty chemicals company Lanxess received the Supplier Award in the Raw Materials category from Brita GmbH. The awards, which also included the categories Components and Packaging, were presented for the first time in 2013.
The ceremony took place at the Brita supplier day on June 12, 2013, in Taunusstein, near Wiesbaden in Hesse, Germany.
One of the decisive factors for choosing the global supplier of Lewatit ion exchange resins was its performance in the annual Brita supplier evaluation, in which Lanxess achieved an 88.1%, outstripping the average of 76.4%. This evaluation also reflects Lanxess’ product quality and service as a supplier. Around 40 people are involved in supplier evaluation at Brita. The complete evaluation is made up of the three disciplines: procurement and supply, quality and product development.
Based in Taunusstein, Brita develops, produces and sells a broad spectrum of innovative solutions for optimizing drinking water, from table water filters to systems for commercial use in restaurants, catering and beverage vending machines and mains-connected water dispensers for offices, schools and the hygiene-conscious care sector. The company uses ion exchange resins from the Lanxess Lewatit brand in cartridges for table water filters, among other applications. These filters can be found in many households, where they are used to soften water to make better tea and coffee.
However, Lewatit is also responsible for water quality at the workplace at Lanxess. The high-performance ion exchange resins will soon also be found in water dispensers in the Lanxess Tower in Cologne, the future group headquarters. Multi-stage water filtration will then ensure that the notoriously hard water of the Cologne area is softened and filtered to give it the best possible quality for drinking. One of the four filtration stages uses the Lewatit CNP P ion exchange resin, which reduces the hardness of the water and filters out heavy metals.