ERJ staff report (DS)
Port JÃ©rÃ´me, France - Lanxess AG has said it expects to spend around euro 30 million upgrading its Port JÃ©rÃ´me facility for synthetic rubber.
The facility is a solution reactor, capable of making either Nd-catalysed butadiene rubber (Nd-BR) or Solution-SBR or both. The plant in Port JÃ©rÃ´me currently has a production capacity of 140,000 metric tons per year.
Lanxess said the investment will increase combined capacity as well as improving energy efficiency. The company did not give a split between the different materials made at the unit, though industry experts suggest the plant produces mostly Nd-BR with relatively small amounts of S-SBR.
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Press release from Lanxess