Kuraray to add 6 ktpa of SEBS capacity at Texas plant

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Tokyo-Japanese polymer producer Kuraray Co. Ltd is to spend $12 million to expand its US subsidiary’s production of thermoplastic elastomers by 6 kilotonnes per annum, to 18 ktpa.

The subsidiary, Septon Co. of America, based in Pasadena, Texas, started production of two types of hydrogenated styrenic elastomers-Septon and Hybrar-in 2002.

The current work-which involves debottlenecking the plant, will be completed in March 2007, a Kuraray statement said.

The decision to make the investment, “was driven by both the expansion of demand, chiefly…

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