03/26/2012

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THAILAND: JSR, Bangkok Synthetics JV Begins Work On S-SBR Production Plant in Thailand

JSR BST Elastomer is owned 51% by JSR and 49% by Bangkok Synthetics.

JSR noted that global demand for S-SBR for use in fuel efficient tires has been growing rapidly. To meet this demand, JSR expanded its Yokkaichi, Japan, plant by 25,000 t/y last December, bringing total production capacity at Yokkaichi to 60,000 t/y.(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)
Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 26 Mar 2012

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