Keltan ECO

On September 21st, 2011 LANXESS in Düsseldorf Germany announced they will commercially produce EPDM from a bio-based ethylene by the end of 2011.

EPDM in conventionally produced using the petroleum-based raw materials ethylene and propylene. Alternatively, LANXESS plans to use ethylene derived purely from the renewable resource sugar cane.

This is taken directly from the LANXESS notification

"This is our response to an urgent call: to increase the eco-friendliness of rubber" according to Günther Weymans, Head of Business Unit Technical Rubber Products. Triunfo currently produces 40, 000 metric tons per year of regular EPDM rubber and it is expected that the first batches of the product Keltan ECO will amount to several hundred metric tons.

We will keep you informed as details become available however please feel free to contact a Matexion sales rep should you require future details regarding the LANXESS notification.