Lanxess to debottleneck EPDM plants, add capacity

Leverkusen, Germany – Lanxess is to de-bottleneck its ethylene-propylene rubber factories in Marl, Germany and Orange, Texas, to bring its production capacity up to 140 kt/year. The company did not specify current capacity, but the IISRP lists each plant as having nominal capacity of 55 kt/year.

Ethylene propylene rubber is made in two broad families. Terpolymers are known as EPDM, while copolymers are known as EPR for ethylene-propylene rubber. The term EP(D)M is sometimes used to refer to both types of material.

Robert Gnann, manager of…

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