16 December 2011 12:10 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese chemical producer JSR Corp has completed its 35,000 tonne/year capacity expansion of solution-styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at ?xml:namespace>
However, JSR did not specify a specific date.
JSR’s S-SBR capacity at
This has raised JSR’s global S-SBR capacity to 90,000 tonnes/year, including the 30,000 tonnes/year it gets from Styron Europe’s production facility in
JSR also plans to build SBR production lines with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes/year in
The first phase, to produce an initial 50,000 tonnes/year is scheduled to start up in 2013, while the second phase for the remaining 50,000 tonnes/year will commence in 2015, JSR said.
Demand for S-SBR, a high-performance synthetic rubber used for the production of tyres and other industrial products, has been increasing rapidly in
JSR’s existing S-SBR plant at
($1 = €0.77)
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