WDNG News Talk 14.50
Clyde Lewis
9P - 12P
Think Toys

From Heavy Industry - Chemical

Brought to you by Doc's Furniture

Good used furniture,antiques & collectibles. Located on the corner of Hwy 202 & 300 1st Ave. W. (Anniston) Open Mon-Sat 9-5. Call 256-310-8223

One becomes two: Our new business units Keltan Elastomers and High Performance Elastomers

Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:52:11 EST

Former Technical Rubber Products business unit splits into Keltan Elastomers (KEL) and High Performance Elastomers (HPE)

The Technical Rubber Products business unit (BU TRP) was split into two separate business units. Since January 1, 2013, Keltan Elastomers (core product ethylene-propylene-diene monomer – EPDM) started trading as an independent business unit under the same name of Keltan Elastomers (KEL). The rest of the TRP product portfolio (NBR, HNBR, EVM and CR) fell under the High Performance Elastomers (HPE) business unit.

By acquiring DSM's Keltan business in May 2011, TRP had significantly expanded its EPDM business line to create by far the largest of all the business lines. LANXESS has also strengthened its position as a leading supplier of special-purpose rubbers. 'The successful strategic development of EPDM to make us a global market leader and the specific features of all TRP business necessitate this split into two business units,' says the former BU TRP head Guenther Weymans.

Specific business requirements

Weymans took charge of BU KEL, which is headquartered in Geleen in the Netherlands. Some 600 staff based here and also in Marl (Germany), Orange (United States), Triunfo (Brazil) and Changzhou (China) will work for the BU with its elastomer products (EPDM). The main applications of EPDM are hoses, seals, belts and polymer additives.

Jan Paul de Vries, who was in charge of the Advanced Materials business line EMEA of the High Performance Materials business unit (BU HPM), now heads up the new BU HPE, which will be headquartered in Cologne*. Some 900 staff based in Dormagen (Germany), Leverkusen (Germany), La Wantzenau (France), Orange (United States) and Nantong (China) will focus on rubber specialties and high-performance rubber.

Unlike BU KEL, whose business focuses exclusively on a single product, EPDM, BU HPE's remit covers four different rubber grades and a far more diversified product portfolio. 'The reorganization will enable us to meet the very specific demands this places on both business units far more effectively,' explains Weymans.

To make even better use of synergies in the future, around 100 existing TRP staff from the Technical Service Center in Dormagen and the Polymer Testing Center in Leverkusen – with its subunits in Qingdao (China) and Geleen (Netherlands) – switched to the Innovation & Technology group function (GF INN), also on January 1, 2013.

Source: WebWire

From Our Blogs

What Human Right Destroys So Many Children

While child abuse can be found in nearly every major religion, Rashid mentions a part of the world in which he is especially familiar – the Middle East. In Afghanistan, a 10-year-old girl was recently forced by her much older brother, a local Taliban

A True Story of Perseverance and Hope

In 1986, Cam Tribolet was on his way home from a night of drinking when, at a Ft. Wayne, Indiana, stoplight, three men tried to carjack him. During the assault, Cam was shot three times in the stomach. One bullet ripped through his aorta, another lod

Tugg Talk Guest for Friday 11 April 2014

Guest for Tugg Talk

Investigation into school prayer.

Hope each of you are having an awesome day! Many of you remember my interview with Jeremy Ty's of Liberty Institute last Friday on hour two of Pamela's Place concerning the five year old girl in a Florida school reprimanded by a faculty member for pr

Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

Our Website Sponsors

Doc's Furniture

Good used furniture,antiques & collectibles. Located on the corner of Hwy 202 & 300 1st Ave. W. (Anniston) Open Mon-Sat 9-5. Call 256-310-8223

Sunny King Ford

We offer new Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and crossovers online at www.sunnykingford.com. Call 256-831-5300.

Valley Heating and Cooling

It's hard to stop a Trane. Your local heating and cooling company. Located in Saks at 521 Post Oak Road. Call us at 256-820-3369.

Sunny King Toyota

Sunny King Toyota has received almost as many accolades as our Toyotas,including more than 25 prestigious industry awards from Toyota and Southeast Toyota. Stop by to see how all of this can benefit you! 2570 US Hwy 78 E, Anniston.1-800-365-3001

Allstate Insurance- Jerry McCullers

As a Personal Financial Representative in Anniston, I know many local families and can help with all of your insurance needs. Call me at 256-237-1100.