LANXESS will produce ethylene propylene rubber bas

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LANXESS will produce ethylene propylene rubber based on biology for the first time in the world.

Germany LANXESS said at the end of September 2011 that it was strengthening its commitment to produce high-quality synthetic rubber from biological based raw materials. As a German specialty chemicals company, LANXESS aims to commercialize the production of ethylene propylene rubber (EPDM) from bio ethylene by the end of 2011. This will be the first form of bio based ethylene propylene rubber in the world

EPDM ethylene propylene rubber is too backward in China. The traditional way is to use petroleum based raw materials ethylene and propylene to produce. As an alternative, LANXESS plans to use ethylene derived from sugarcane, a renewable resource. This form of bio vinyl is produced by dehydration of ethanol from sugarcane in Brazil. Braskem of Brazil will supply bio vinyl to the existing ethylene propylene rubber plant of LANXESS in triunfo, Brazil through pipeline

LANXESS said that this ethylene propylene rubber device located in Brazil will be a pioneer of bio based ethylene propylene rubber (EPDM)

Brazil triunfo currently produces 40000 tons/year of conventional EPDM, and it is expected that the first batch of bio based keltan eco EPDM products will be several hundred tons. Other EPDM production bases of the company are Geleen in the Netherlands, marl in Germany and orange in Texas in the United States. All ethylene propylene rubber grades above 350 degrees are easy to cause discoloration or bubbles, and will be sold under the brand name of keltan in the future

EPDM is used in the automotive industry. The three common types are tensile, compressive and zigzag, but it is also used in plastic modification, wire and cable, construction and petroleum additive industries. Its characteristics include very low density, good heat resistance, oxidation resistance, chemical resistance and weather resistance, as well as good electrical insulation performance. LANXESS will show keltan eco products for the first time on its German rubber day

in addition, LANXESS has been seeking to use alternative resources to produce high-quality synthetic rubber products, butyl rubber, which is mainly used in the tire industry. Together with Gevo, which is headquartered in Colorado, the United States, LANXESS is developing isobutene from renewable grain. Isobutylene is the key raw material for the production of butyl rubber

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