Asahi eyes Europe for next SSBR plant location

Hanover, Germany – Asahi Kasei considers Europe as a “very strong candidate” for the location of its next solution styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant, according to Takayuki Nomoto, a senior official of the company.

Following strong growth in recent years, about 30% of Asahi’s SSBR sales are now in Europe, explained Nomoto, managing executive, senior general manager, synthetic rubber division, Performance Polymers SBU at Asahi.

“We have been marketing our products for the past 20 years in Europe and have finally been able to win approvals for our…

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