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Lanxess to Produce Bio-Based EPDM By Year-End

4:46 AM MDT | September 21, 2011 | Kerri Walsh

Lanxess plans to commercially produce ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM) from bio-based ethylene by the end of the year. Lanxess plans to use ethylene supplied derived purely from sugar cane, rather than petroleum-based ethylene and propylene. Braskem will supply the bio-based ethylene via pipeline to Lanxess’s existing EPDM plant at Triunfo, Brazil. Lanxess says its Triunfo site will house the first bio-based EPDM rubber plant in the world. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Lanxess says the Triunfo plant currently produces 40,000...

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