10 March 2009 09:39 [Source: ICIS news]
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The company is back integrated into butadiene and styrene, the major raw material used in the production of SSBR.
Dow said the new plant produces the latest generation of synthetic rubber – a key component in the manufacturing of tread profiles in high-performance tyres.
“Our new products enable our tyre-producing partners to implement significant advantages in areas like rolling resistance (fuel efficiencies and CO2 emissions) and grip performance, while increasing their supply security,” Ralf Irmert, global business director synthetic rubber, said.
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