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DSM Completes Engineering for Elastomers Plant

11:03 AM MDT | October 6, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

DSM says it has completed all engineering activities to convert one of its ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) plants at Geleen, the Netherlands to produce a new class of elastomer products named Keltan Advanced Catalysis Elastomers (ACE). The project is on schedule for mechanical completion by the end of 2008, says Herman Dikland, business manager for Keltan (ACE). The first Keltan ACE products are set to be available from early 2009. The products feature high amounts of 2-vinyl-5-norbornene (VNB) and provide excellent peroxide curing efficiency, the company...

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