-- More and more people in India are now moving to towns and cities from villages, says the recently published census data. The growth rate of population for India in the last decade was 17.64%. The growth rate of population in rural and urban areas was 12.18% and 31.80% respectively, which means the rate of growth of population in urban areas is higher than the national average and this has been the highest amongst the last few decades.
Urbanization leads to modernization and improvement in the quality and nature of lifestyles as compared to that of a rural area. Increased urbanization implies that there is a huge need for improved infrastructure, ample housing options, greater availability of public transport and better medical facilities among other things.
For all these aspects to function efficiently, high performance and sustainable materials are needed. These materials in turn are composed of interesting chemical compositions. In effect, there is a little bit of chemistry in our everyday lives that makes this possible.
At LANXESS, through years of rigorous research and development, the company boasts of an array of products that in different ways play a role in our day-to-day lives and make urban living more comfortable, healthier and safer.
LANXESS is aiming to give a sustainable shape to our urban future and will also benefit from this development. It's no coincidence that a key role in the growth strategy of this specialty chemicals company is being played by the megatrends - urbanization, mobility, agriculture and water.