Trinseo closes SB latex plant in Italy

Berwyn, Pennsylvania – Trinseo has ceased manufacturing at its latex binders business at Livorno, Italy, the company announced.

The previously announced closure which completed on 6 Oct, is in response to Styrene-butadiene (SB) latex market conditions within Europe, said Trinseo.

The European paper coatings industry, according to the company, is now seeing a significant decline in demand ultimately impacting the SB latex market.

“As the paper market continues to decline in Italy and across Europe, rationalisation of SB latex assets is necessary to maintain the competitiveness of our…

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