Leading synthetic elastomers company ARLANXEO has successfully ramped-up its sales of EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) rubber, produced in Saudi Arabia and marketed under the brand name Keltan KSA through the course of 2019. Marketing and sales were based on an agreement concluded between ARLANXEO and Saudi Aramco in 2018. The collaboration has been further enhanced by the take-over of full ownership of ARLANXEO by Saudi Aramco in early 2019.
Keltan KSA is being shipped directly from the Red Sea port of the production site and sold globally via the Keltan® KSA Self-Service portal, offering customers full control, direct interaction and 24/7 access from any location around the world, which resonates very well in the marketplace.
Christian Widdershoven, member of ARLANXEO’s executive leadership team, said “Through Keltan KSA’s distinct
business model and positioning in the EPDM market, we are further strengthening ARLANXEO’s position as the global supplier for synthetic rubbers in the world market.”
“One of our major customers told us that with Keltan KSA 6405H, ARLANXEO offers a highly competitive EPDM
solution for window gasket applications,” said TongHua Guan, Head of Sales Keltan KSA, Greater China.
EPDM rubbers have high resistance to water, ozone, UV, heat and weather, hence a perfect choice for the manufacturing of seals and hoses in the automotive industry, gaskets and sheeting for building and construction and
bullseyes and seals for use in consumer goods. In addition, EPDM rubbers offer excellent dynamic properties and a wide temperature range, are extremely flexible and durable and have outstanding electrical properties.