MAASTRICHT, Netherlands—Arlanxeo has ramped up the sales of EPDM rubber grades produced in Saudi Arabia and marketed under the brand Keltan KSA.
The new EPDM grades are produced based on an agreement reached between Arlanxeo and Saudi Aramco in 2018. In a statement, Arlanxeo said the partnership between the two companies had intensified following the full takeover of Arlanxeo by Saudi Aramco at the start of the year.
The EPDM is being shipped directly from the Red Sea port of the production site and sold globally via the Keltan KSA online self-service portal. The portal offers customers "full control, direct interaction and 24/7 access from any location around the world," according to Arlanxeo
"Through Keltan KSA's distinct business model and positioning in the EPDM market, we are further strengthening Arlanxeo's position," said Christian Widdershoven, member of Arlanxeo's executive leadership team.
Arlanxeo and Aramco reached a global sales agreement in February 2018 to market Petro Rabigh EPDM rubber under Keltan KSA brand globally.
The rubber-producing plant, which has a capacity of 75,000 metric tons per year, is located within the integrated chemical complex operated by Petro Rabigh, a JV between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical.