CERRITOS, Calif.—R.D. Abbott Co. Inc. has signed a new distribution agreement with Arlanxeo to expand its distribution of the synthetic rubber producer's high performance elastomers to include the entire continental U.S.
Prior to the revised agreement, which became effective Jan. 1, R.D. Abbott represented Arlanxeo's HPE product lines in the western U.S.
The deal covers the following brand names: Keltan (EPDM); Baypren (CR); Krynac and Perbunan (NBRs); Therban (HNBR); and Levapren and Levamelt (EVMs).
R.D. Abbott said in a news release that these HPE synthetic rubber lines can be used in a wide range of industrial applications, including modifiers for plastic and adhesive raw materials, in oil and gas exploration and production, and in functional components for the automotive and cable industries.
Arlanxeo employs 3,800 and has 20 production sites in nine countries. It was established in April 2016 as a joint venture of Lanxess and Saudi Aramco, but now is 100-percent owned by Saudi Aramco.