In the R&D laboratories of Bayer AG in Leverkusen Fluorescent Whitening Agents are invented and launched under the brand BLANKOPHOR®.
The Business Unit Paper including BLANKOPHOR® Fluorescent Whitening Agents became part of the new founded LANXESS AG.
LANXESS sold the entire Business Unit Paper to the Finnish company KEMIRA.
October 1st. 2010 the business of the fluorescent whitening agent was taken over by the new founded Blankophor GmbH & Co. KG which is part of the family owned Indulor Group.
Moving from the departments that were still located in the Marie-Curie-Straße to the company premises G4 in the Chempark Leverkusen.
Completion of the extensive conversion investments at the Leverkusen production site.