ERJ staff report (TP)
Horgen, Switzerland – Styron, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, announced yesterday (18 February) that it will be doubling its Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR) production capacity of one train, after reaching an agreement with material supplier JSR, to acquire its current production capacity rights at Styron’s world-scale rubber production hub in Schkopau, Germany.
The hub currently hosts eight world-scale rubber trains that supply tire customers around the world. Prior to this agreement, JSR held the capacity rights to 50 percent of one of Styron’s three S-SBR production trains in Schkopau. As a result, as from 1 April, Styron will have full capacity rights to this train.
“This agreement allows us to further grow our rubber business in a very economical and timely manner. The investment builds on the success of the third S-SBR train in Schkopau which we brought on-line in 2012. Styron invests continuously in R&D and production capacity to ensure customer success,” said Marco Levi, Senior Vice President and Business President of Emulsion Polymers, Styron.
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Press release from Styron