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Zeon to Build SBBR Plant in Singapore

4:31 PM MST | January 6, 2011 | Vincent Valk

Zeon Chemicals (Tokyo) is building a new Solution Polymerized Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SSBR) plant at Jurong Island, Singapore, the company announced today. The plant will use a solution polymerization process and have a capacity of 60,000 to 80,000 m.t./year to be completed in roughly equal phases. It is expected to be operational in July of 2013. The site has been selected for its readily available butadiene and access to the tire and rubber market, Zeon says. The plant will serve the growing fuel-efficient tire market, the company...

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