Polimeri Europa launches hydrogenated styrenic TPE at K2004

By Liz White, ERJ staff
Düsseldorf, Germany-Italian rubber supplier Polimeri Europa has finally launched a grade of styrene ethylene-butylene styrene (SEBS) thermoplastic elastomer, the firm announced at the K2004 exhibition in Düsseldorf, 20 Oct.

Polimeri Europa said back in Jan 2000 that it was investing $50 million to set up a SEBS plant at its main production site in Ravenna, Italy, but little has been heard about the operation since.

Now the rubber, latex and TPE producer says the plant was completed in 2002 and is…

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