March 24, 2022

ARLANXEO Increases Operations Efficiency at Changzhou EPDM Plant to Meet Expanding Demands for Advanced Synthetic Rubber Products

Changzhou, March 24, 2022 – ARLANXEO reaches a new milestone in advancing operations efficiency at the ARLANXEO EPDM plant in Changzhou to increase annual capacity by 15%. Independently designed and implemented by Changzhou plant, the innovative practice reiterates ARLANXEO’s commitment towards upgrading downstream applications to achieve efficient and sufficient product supply. 

China’s 14th Five-Year Plan strives towards high-quality development with the acceleration of new infrastructures and NEVs. ARLANXEO continues to contribute, providing high-performance elastomer products to meet rising market demand for applications with leading properties and environmentally friendly features for mobility, construction, and other core fields. 

Leveraging on its industry-leading R&D capability at the Changzhou plant, the operations efficiency advancement project will support the production of various Keltan® grades, which can be widely applied in component parts for 5G construction, ultra-high voltage, charging pile and big data centers in new infrastructure areas. These products are also commonly used to produce rail pads, railway sound barriers and rubber boots for the rail transit system, auto profile for new energy vehicles and washing machine gasket, air-conditioner damper in home appliances.

“ARLANXEO is committed to meeting customers’ expectations for premium products and services. With the improvement in efficiency and supply, we hope to support our partners to expand application possibilities, and thus to seize growth opportunities in a fast-changing environment”, Boyang Lu, Vice President Sales, Greater China, ARLANXEO.

As a strategic location for ARLANXEO’s landscape in China, Changzhou is important to ARLANXEO’s development and business growth. Since 2013, ARLANXEO has been formed competitive production and R&D capability in Changzhou, establishing an advanced EPDM plant, and the cutting-edge Regional Technology Center in Asia (RTC). At Changzhou plant, ARLANXEO has also come up with many innovative achievements, such as Keltan® Ultra-High Mooney 100+ Innovation Platform, primarily focusing on the development of new grades with high Mooney viscosity and enabling improvement in physical properties with reduced costs. Staying committed to local market’s demand, ARLANXEO will continue to support local customers to grab growth opportunities with premium products and first-class service. 

ARLANXEO is one of the world's largest producers of synthetic rubber and a wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, a leading producer of energy and chemicals. It develops, produces and markets high-performance rubbers with a presence at more than 12 production sites in 9 countries and 7 innovation centers around the world. Its products are used for a wide range of applications: from the automotive and tire industries to the electrical, construction and oil and gas industries. For more information, please visit Follow us on LinkedIn.

Following the establishment of ARLANXEO in April 2016, ARLANXEO officially commenced operations in China on August 1, 2016. Headquartered in Changzhou, ARLANXEO has a staff of around 350 employees in China, with production facilities in Changzhou and Nantong, in addition to a sales and administration office in Shanghai. ARLANXEO is also a partner of a joint venture with TSRC Corporation located in Nantong.

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