July 2, 2018



- New polymer class with innovative termonomer
- ARLANXEO solution for excellent low-temperature flexibility
- Fully hydrogenated nitrile rubber Therban ST 3107 VP for demanding automotive, oil, and gas applications
- ARLANXEO at DKT, Hall 12, Stand 506​​​​​​​
Dormagen / Nuremberg - ARLANXEO, a leading global manufacturer of synthetic elastomers, will present its new terpolymer Therban® ST3107 VP at DKT 2018 (German Rubber Conference). The fully hydrogenated nitrile rubber (HNBR) has a new, innovative termonomer, which has never been used before with HNBR rubbers.

“With the new Therban ST 3107 VP, we can now offer our customers a unique solution for the most complex types of applications, where goodlow-temperature flexibility combined with excellent oil resistance is required,” says Susanna Lieber, Global Head of Technical Marketing in the ARLANXEO business for Therban. “Our new Therban product can reduce the glass transition temperature by up to 10°C in rubber compounds, while maintaining excellent media resistance. With these properties, it is setting new standards,” Lieber adds. A patent application has been filed for the new Therban ST 3107 VP, which was developed at ARLANXEO’s sites in Dormagen, Germany, and La Wantzenau, France. The hydrogenated nitrile rubber Therban is an innovative high performance rubber specially developed by ARLANXEO for the mostcomplex applications. The elastomer offers good resistance to high temperatures and in contact with fuels, oil and gas, as well as excellent mechanical properties. The various Therban products are therefore used in fields such as the automotive industry for the production of timing belts and the oil extraction industry in stator/rotor systems for drilling.

ARLANXEO is a world-leading synthetic rubber company with sales of around EUR 3.2 billion in 2017, 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.