Asahi Kasei eyes top position with SSBR capacity expansion

Tokyo – Japanese speciality chemicals company, Asahi Kasei, is planning to expand its solution styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) production capacity by 2020, according to a September briefing made public 27 Oct.

Asahi-Kasei-SSBR-processThe reason for the expansion policy, said the Japanese chemicals manufacturer, is the fact that SSBR growth is exceeding that of emulsion styrene-butadiene rubber (ESBR).

The company said its strategy for growth in the SSBR market was two-fold, one focused on technological development and one on “proactive capacity…

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