The Lanxess group has a wide-ranging product portfolio of specialty, basic and fine chemicals together with polymers. Its focus is on the development, production and marketing of high-quality chemicals, rubber and plastics. For some time, the group has been involved in developing hybrid technologies for some of the major automakers. Last month, Matthew Beecham talked to Ulrich Dajek, specialist in hybrid technology at Lanxess, about the group's front-end module applications.