The Arlanxeo synthetic rubber joint venture opened a new facility in China last month. Called the Rubber Technology Centre, the premises within the Changzhou National Hi-Tech District contains five labs and brings together its testing, mixing and production capabilities under one roof. With the new facility, Arlanxeo aims to position itself as an end-to-end technology platform leading the industry.
Arlanxeo focuses on the manufacture of products widely used in the automotive and tyre, construction as well as the oil and gas industries. The company, a 50/50 joint venture between Lanxess and Saudi Aramco, operates three facilities, including an Nd-BR plant in Singapore.