EPDM Lanxess to Start Production at New EPDM Plant in China

Editor: Dr. Jörg Kempf

Lanxess has successfully started its new EPDM plant in Changzhou (Jiangsu Province), China. With the gradual ramp-up of the new plant the specialty chemicals company completes its global EPDM (ethylene propylene diene rubber) asset base.

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View of the new EPDM plant in Changzhou, China.
View of the new EPDM plant in Changzhou, China.
(Picture: Lanxess)

Cologne/Germany, Changzhou/China – Over the next months Lanxess will be running sampling and approbation processes with customers. The new plant will produce in total ten premium grades of EPDM tailored to Chinese and Asian customer needs.

The plant has a nameplate capacity of 160,000 metric tons per year. It is located at the well-established Changzhou Yangtze Riverside Industrial Park, with access to excellent storage and ship uploading facilities.