ERJ staff report (DS)
Schkopau, Germany -- Styron has broken gound on its new 50kt/year Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) line in Schkopau.
â€œThe investment in a new SSBR production line in Schkopau, Germany, is a strategic fit with our leadership position into the SSBR market,â€ said Marco Levi, Styron's Vice President, Emulsion Polymers .
The new production train will be built alongside existing trains and is expected to be fully operational by Q4 2012. With this capacity expansion, Styron envisions the creation of approximately 30 additional jobs at the Schkopau site. According to Ralf Irmert, business development director, Synthetic Rubber at Styron, the new train will focus on SSBR production, with the capability to produce all existing clear and oil extended Styron grades.
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Press release from Styron