The company will show products and developments addressing future mobility with focus on new tire solutions, energy storage and performance applications.
September, 05, 2019 - Arlanxeo, a global leader in performance elastomers, participates in its second K fair under the theme “future mobility”, as trends like electrification and autonomous driving will fundamentally change the way of transportation in the next decade. Already today, one can see new means of transportation emerging, alternative ways of mobility sharing and usage as well as new kinds of energy generation and storage - all responding to the need of a more sustainable and responsible future mobility.
Those trends are met with new demands for e-mobility driven solutions from the synthetic elastomer industry, requiring new materials with lighter weight, better thermal characteristics, reduced noise, optimal vibration performance and lower energy consumption. Arlanxeo say it is putting its full focus on addressing these requirements by designing, testing and providing elastomer solutions in collaboration with its customers and partners, which leads to a more sustainable, comfortable and safe way for both individual and public mobility in the future.
Donald Chen, CEO of Arlanxeo, comments: "While not always being visible to the broad consumers, our high-end rubber solutions are a key enabler of new technologies needed to make future mobility a reality. With innovation as essential part of Arlanxeo’s success and strategy, we are working closely with our customers in meeting their needs in electrification and automation. This year´s K fair presents a great opportunity to showcase our offerings and further explore cooperation opportunities with our clients and partners in the automotive and transportation industry."
Specifically, visitors of the Arlanxeo booth (Hall 6 / C52) will be able to see the company´s solutions in three core areas which will be showcased at the booth and demonstrated by Arlanxeo experts:
New tire solutions: according to Arlanxeo, it includes the company´s work on new polymer architectures which improve tire compounds to help achieve reduced rolling and abrasion resistance while maintaining safety aspects like grip. These developments can support the extension of the range and decrease energy consumption of vehicles, meeting the needs of e-Mobility.
New energy storage solutions: High-performance batteries will play a key role for the breakthrough of electric driving. Arlanxeo says it is, focussing research on innovative rubber grades in lithium-ion batteries that ensure shorter charging times, more power and greater range. This also includes new thermal management solutions to secure batteries from overheating.
New performance applications: New rubber solutions are needed to address the emerging application demands in light of e-Mobility progress. Examples are more heat and flame-resistant cables for charging, lighter weight profiles, better dampening and anti-vibration systems to improve comfort in electrical cars, effective and safe brake systems or new performance wiper blades serving the needs of camera based autonomous driving in the future.
Beside its own presence, Arlanxeo will also again be hosting the “rubber street” located in front of its booth on an area of over 500m2. Overall aim is to improve the visibility of the rubber and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) business at the K. Arlanxeo continues to support this initiative, which was founded in 1983, in collaboration with the German Rubber Manufacturers Association wdk (Wirtschaftsverband der Deutschen Kautschukindustrie) and Dr. Gupta Verlags GmbH as media partner.
Arlanxeo is a world-leading synthetic rubber company with sales of around EUR 3.2 billion in 2018, about 3,900 employees and a presence at 20 sites in 9 countries. The company’s core business is the development, manufacturing and marketing of high-performance rubber for use in, for example, the automotive and tire industries, the construction industry, and the oil and gas industries. Arlanxeo was established in April 2016 as a joint venture of Lanxess and Saudi Aramco. On December 31st, 2018, Saudi Aramco became the sole owner of Arlanxeo.