Keltan ACE: Sustainable product technology (Advanced Catalyst Elastomers)

The LANXESS production facility in Geleen will convert the biggest of their three production lines to the innovative Keltan ACE (Advanced Catalyst Elastomer) technology which is planned to be implemented by the end of 2013.

Compared to conventional production processes, Keltan ACE technology reduces energy requirements for rubber production and does not require catalyst extraction as a result of high catalyst efficiency.

This is taken directly from the LANXESS notification.

"While other EPDM producers introducing new advanced catalyst technology have not been able to convert their Ziegler-Natta based product portfolio to equally performing metallocene based EPDM grades, we are proud to say that we can match each Ziegler-Natta product with an equivalent Keltan ACE version. We are confident this will support our customers in a smooth transfer process."

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.