Trinseo to expand tire rubber capacity in Germany

Berwyn, Pennsylvania – As signalled at the K2016 trade show last week, Trinseo is to expand production capacity for solution-styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR), in response to rising demand for the material in high performance tires.

The company announced 24 Oct that it’s production facility in Schkopau, Germany will go through an asset upgrade to add an extra 50 kilotonne per annum (ktpa) of SSBR capacity.

The additional output, expected in January 2018, will increase Trinseo’s global SSBR production by 33%.

“This investment is in line with Trinseo’s strategy to…

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