Sporty, Yet SafeThings can get a little rough in some sports. The ethylene vinyl acetate synthetic rubber Levapren from Arlanxeo ensures the safety of athletes. Fashioned into protective pads of soft foam, it is used in helmets and in elbow and knee pads. They protect football players, hockey players, and cyclists in the case of falls and heavy impact. Motorcycling fans also use special protective clothing reinforced with Levapren.
Orthopedic bandages with Baypren chloroprene rubber from Arlanxeo provide support for injured elbows, wrists, and knees. This rubber ensures that the joints remain mobile while giving them sufficient support to heal.
Perfect for Water SportsBaypren also has a wide range of applications relating to water sports. For example, it can be used to produce diving suits, booties, diving hoods, and gloves with excellent insulation. Sun and saltwater have little effect on Baypren, which makes it perfect for water sports such as surfing or windsurfing. "We offer Baypren in various forms, with many different types of applications," says Heiner Stange, Head of Technical Marketing at the business area CR/EVM. "Our sulfurous forms are particularly suitable for water sports, as they are extremely tear-resistant."
High-Performing in Many DisciplinesArlanxeo rubbers are also used in many other sporting applications – from track and sports field surfaces to grips for golf clubs, coverings for table tennis bats, and bicycle tires. "Depending on the application, we develop custom solutions for our customers," says Head of Global Sales Jürgen Gunther, HPE.