Asahi Kasei to add SSBR capacity in Singapore

Singapore – Asahi Kasei is increasing the production capacity for solution-polymerised styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) at its plant in Jurong Island, Singapore, the Japanese company announced 24 July.

Under the new expansion plan, the facility’s production capacity will increase 30% to 130 kilotonnes per annum from its current 100ktpa by January 2019.

The company had previously announced that SSBR was a key strategic business in its Tomorrow 2018 medium-term management initiative.

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