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Asahi Kasei to Build Second SSBR Plant in Singapore

2:00 AM MST | December 21, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, has confirmed its plans to build a second solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) plant with a production capacity of 50,000 m.t./year at Jurong Island, Singapore. The planned second plant is expected to become operational in January 2015. AKC, in June 2011, broke ground on a 50,000-m.t./year SSBR plant at Jurong Island and the plant is expected to become operational in May 2013. The second plant will be built adjacent to the first plant. The company, in June, had tentatively announced plans for...

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