Arlanxeo reports increased sales of EPDM rubbers produced in Saudi Arabia
Arlanxeo reports that it has successfully ramped-up sales of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber produced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and marketed under the Keltan KSA brand name. Marketing and sales of the new EPDM grades are based on an agreement concluded between Arlanxeo and Saudi Aramco in 2018, while collaboration has been further enhanced by the take-over of full ownership of Arlanxeo by Saudi Aramco beginning of 2019.
Keltan KSA is being shipped directly from the Red Sea port of the production site and sold globally via the Keltan KSA Self-Service portal, offering customers full control, direct interaction and 24/7 access from any location around the world, which resonates very well in the marketplace.
Christian Widdershoven, member of Arlanxeo’s executive leadership team, highlighted the strategic importance of Keltan KSA for the company´s synthetic rubber portfolio: “Through Keltan® KSA’s distinct business model and positioning in the EPDM market, we are further strengthening Arlanxeo’s position as the global supplier for synthetic rubbers in the world market.”
EPDM rubbers stand out thanks to their high resistance to water, ozone, UV, heat and weather. These characteristics mean they are used in the manufacturing of seals and hoses in the automotive industry, gaskets and sheeting for building and construction and bullseyes and seals for use in consumer goods. In addition, EPDM rubbers offer excellent dynamic properties and a wide temperature.