Asahi Kasei to start up Singapore SSBR expansion

Tokyo – Asahi Kasei is set to start up an expansion of its solution-styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) production in Singapore in January 2019, the company has announced.

In its 2018 report published 2 Nov, the Japanese materials supplier said in strengthening its high value-added businesses, emphasis was placed on the automotive field, including SSBR and engineering plastics to replace metal for weight reduction.

“Tire labelling requirements in various countries are bolstering demand for SSBR, which enhances tire performance through our unique polymer design technology,” the company said.

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