Arlanxeo to close its Orange, Texas Keltan production unit

Arlanxeo intends to close its Keltan production unit in Orange, Texas, USA in the second quarter of 2020. Arlanxeo says it will “strive to limit the impact of the closure by working in close cooperation with all affected stakeholders, both internally and externally”.

Christian Widdershoven, Executive Vice President High Performance Elastomers (HPE) and member of Arlanxeo´s Executive Leadership team said: “We realize that the closure of Arlanxeo´s Keltan EPDM unit will have a deep impact on our people in Orange. Taking care of our employees that devoted time and efforts for the company over the last decades will be our first priority.”

With regard to customers, Chretien Rooijakkers, Vice-President Marketing & Sales HPE added: “Our teams will support our customers in North America, and around the globe, to make their transition to our specifically developed alternative Keltan grades as smooth as possible”.

Arlanxeo intends to continue supporting its customers within North America and to retain its production presence in the US with its Butadiene Rubber (BR) and Hydrogenated Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (HNBR) production units at its Orange, Texas site.

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