LEVERKUSEN, Germany (Sept. 21, 2012)—Lanxess A.G. said it will add a 14th business unit when it splits its EPDM business from its Technical Rubber Products next February.
The EPDM business will have about 600 employees at sites in the U.S., the Netherlands, China, Germany and Brazil, Lanxess said. The Keltan-brand elastomers division will be headed by former DSM executive Jan Paul de Vries.
The remainder of the Technical Rubber Products business unit—which includes polychloroprene, hydrogenated nitrile, ethylene vinyl acetate and nitrile rubber—will be called High Performance Elastomers . It will have about 800 employees at sites in the U.S., Germany, France and China. About 100 employees will move from the current Technical Rubber operation to Group Function Innovation & Technology, Lanxess said