ERJ staff report (DS)
Berwyn, Pennsylvania -- Styron has announced plans to expand its Styrene-Butadiene Latex capacity at its Zhangjiagang, China production facility. The projected additional capacity is expected to meet growing demand for latex in China's paper and paper board industry, which is projected to grow significantly over the next few years.
The new unit, expected to commence production in Q4 2012, will be adjacent to Styron's existing latex manufacturing units at Zhangjiagang, and will complement Styron's other latex production facilities located in Korea, Indonesia and Australia. The expanded latex production facility will significantly enhance Styron's ability to help regional customers move to optimised product formulations with higher 'value in use'.
â€œAs a world leader in Styrene-Butadiene Latex technologies, Styron offers a wide range of custom-engineered solutions that improve end-use properties of paper and paperboard and flooring to help manufacturers compete in the global marketplaceâ€, said Marco Levi, Vice President Emulsion Polymers for Styron. â€œThe expansion at the Zhangjiagang site allows us to continue our strong tradition of being close to our customers to help them develop their next generation of products, and also meets the growing and diverse needs of markets served by our performance latex businessâ€.
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