Kraton ups capacity for tire tread additives

Houston, Texas – Kraton Corp. is increasing production capacity for its Sylvatraxx tread enhancement additives (TEA) to meet the growing demand in the tire industry.

The US-based supplier said the investment, for an undisclosed sum, will be made at its production plant in Niort, France, and will increase capacity by 20%.

The expansion is scheduled for completion by the fourth quarter of 2018.

Sylvatraxx products are tailored to provide an improved balance of wet=grip performance and low rolling resistance and offer up to 100% bio-based content, said Kraton…

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