LANXESS: Realignment of its EPDM Rubber Business

To strengthen its competitiveness, chemicals group LANXESS is to realign its ethylene-propylene-diene rubber (EPDM) business. Marketing, research, production and controlling will in future be assigned to LANXESS Buna GmbH in Marl, Germany. Similarly, LANXESS will pool its EPDM operations in the USA in a separate legal entity to be known as LANXESS Buna LLC. Robert Gnann, Managing Director of LANXESS Buna GmbH, will assume global responsibility for the EPDM business.
The EPDM line is part of the portfolio of the Technical Rubber Products (TRP) business unit. To take advantage of synergies, sales and technical service for EPDM will continue to be managed together with the other products of the TRP business unit.
‘EPDM is an important element of our core business. This new focus will help us meet customer demand more quickly, respond more speedily and expand our position as a major global supplier of technical rubber,’ explains Dr. Gunther Weymans, the head of LANXESS’s Technical Rubber business unit. ‘These measures also increase cost transparency, thus making cost monitoring more efficient.’
Buna® EP has been the only rubber material to qualify for the discipline of sealing the roof of the soccer stadium in Tianjin for the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. It impresses with its outstanding resistance to weathering, ozone and aging and its good dimensional stability even in the face of strong fluctuations in temperature. Other fields of use are hoses, extruded profiles, including dense automotive class A profiles, and injection molded goods.

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