GELEEN, Netherlands—Arlanxeo has opened a manufacturing quality control laboratory at its Chemelot Keltan EPDM production site in Geleen, the rubber company has announced.
The 820-sq.-ft. Q-Laboratory is located next to the EPDM plant and directly connected to the control room. The set-up is designed to enable operators to make immediate process adjustments as a result of tests.
The facility will operate on a 24/7 basis and carry out test that were previously done by external resources, according to Arlanxeo. This, it claimed, will strengthen the company's competitive position of the global EPDM business.
The opening comes as Arlanxeo marks the 50th anniversary of the introduction of Keltan EPDM.