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Kuraray to expand liquid rubber production capacity

7:24 AM MST | January 3, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Kuraray says it has decided to expand liquid rubber production capacity at its Kashima Plant at Kamisu, Japan, to meet growing demand, particularly for applications in performance tires. The production capacity will be increased by 7,000 m.t./year, and the expansion is expected to be completed by July 2014. Tire demand is expected to grow not only in emerging countries but also in developed countries because of the introduction of tire labeling systems, Kuraray says. When used in tire production, liquid rubber improves the processability of tire materials without...

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