Museum to Host Lanxess History of Synthetic Rubber Exhibition
According to Lanxess, life “just wouldn’t be the same without synthetic rubber.” Such a claim may be expected from one of the world’s largest synthetic rubber producers, but the German firm does make a good point – the areas of application for this material are extremely diverse, ranging from automotive engineering, the tyre industry and energy generation to medicine, sports and aerospace. To celebrate a centenary of synthetic rubber, between February 18 and September 30 Lanxess is partnering with the Auto & Technik Museum Sinsheim in Southwest Germany and devoting an exhibition to this elastic all-rounder.
The museum, which attracts a million visitors each year, is perhaps best known for its two main attractions, a Concorde alongside its Eastern-Bloc rival, the Tupolev 144 supersonic passenger aircraft. However for the next seven months visitors will be able to immerse themselves in a journey through the history of synthetic rubber, using information panels and numerous exhibits, including the original sample of the first synthetically produced rubber and one of the first synthetic rubber tyres.
“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,” said Werner Breuers, member of the Lanxess AG Board of Management. “Synthetic rubber remains as cutting-edge today as it was in 1909.”