03/03/2011

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JSR and BST to construct new S-SBR plant in Thailand

Currently, JSR is also increasing the S-SBR capacity of its Yokkaichi plant in Japan by 25,000 t to reach 60,000 t in total in November 2011. Furthermore, JSR has a manufacturing capacity of 30,000 t/y of S-SBR based on a capacity right agreement with Styron Europe GmbH. By adding the new manufacturing capability in Thailand, JSR intends to become a worldwide leading supplier of S-SBR. JSR says it plans to further optimise its global manufacturing and supply capabilities and expand its global business actively.In addition, BST is currently building a 110,000 t/y nitrile latex plant at Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, which it expected to start-up in the third quarter of 2012.

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