Lanxess switching to S-SBR from E-SBR in Brazil

ERJ staff report (BC)

São Paulo/Leverkusen – The German speciality chemicals company Lanxess will convert production of emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) used in standard tires to solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) used in “green tires” at its site in Triunfo (Rio Grande do Sul) in southern Brazil.

The future capacity for S-SBR in Triunfo will be 110,000 tonnes per year, the same as the current E-SBR capacity, says the company. Eur 80m will be invested in the switch, which will be financed from the company’s cashflow.

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