Arlanxeo at DKT 2018: Synthetic rubber for top performances in sports

Robust, flexible soles are also a must for trekking and hiking shoes, naturally with rubbers from Arlanxeo. And for trips to the beach or the pool, we also wear rubber on our feet, in our flip-flops. Buna emulsion styrene butadiene rubber and butadiene styrene copolymer ensure a durable, durable sole that retains its color for a long time.

Sporty, Yet Safe

Things 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 Sports

Baypren 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 Disciplines

Arlanxeo 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.

Source: Arlanxeo