January 31, 2017



ARLANXEO raises its prices for Ethylene propylene diene rubber grades (EPDM) as follows:

- In Europe, Middle East and Africa effective as of February 1st, 2017 up to 125 euro per metric ton.
- In Latin America effective as of February 13th, 2017 up to 150 US$ per metric ton.
- In China effective as of February 15th, 2017 up to 150 US$ per metric ton.

The measure is the result of the overall market- and cost developments of the past months.
ARLANXEO distributes EPDM under the brand name Keltan.
EPDM products are used in applications like automotive, building & construction, plastics modification, consumer goods, cable & wire, and tubes.


ARLANXEO is a world-leading synthetic rubber company with sales of around EUR 2.8 billion in 2015, about 3,800 employees and a presence at 20 production sites in nine countries. The company’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-performance rubber for use in, for example, the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries. ARLANXEO was established in April 2016 as a joint venture of LANXESS and Saudi Aramco.

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