06/16/2011

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JSR and BST to construct new SSBR plant in Thailand

The capacity of the new plant will be 50,000 - 100,000 t/y, and it is scheduled for start-up in June 2013. JSR will provide a technology license to the joint venture, while BST will supply the new plant with a crucial raw material.Currently, JSR is also increasing the SSBR 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 SSBR based on a capacity right agreement with Styron Europe GmbH.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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