Horgen, Switzerland – Trinseo has marked 80 years of synthetic rubber production in Schkopau, Germany, a production site with an event for employees, local associations and institutes and officials.
A 13 June company statement also highlighted new projects at the site, which directs much of its production to the tire industry.
An S-SBR (solution-styrene butadiene rubber) pilot plant is due to begin operations there in the fourth quarter. The start-up of a new 50kt facility will, next year, raise Trinseo’s global S-SBR production by 33%.
Located in the Saxony-Anhalt region, the Trinseo plant in Schkopau employs over 500 people, including about 15% in R&D.
“With several hundred jobs, Trinseo is an important employer in our federal state. I’m therefore glad Trinseo is expanding the synthetic rubber production here,” said Dr. Reiner Haseloff, minister president of Saxony-Anhalt.