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Lanxess to Expand Performance Rubber Capacity at Orange, TX

9:31 AM MDT | April 14, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Lanxess says it will invest €10 million ($14.4 million) to expand solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) and neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) capacity at its Orange, TX site by 20,000 m.t./year. Completion is expected by the third quarter of 2012. The site already has the capacity to produce about 25,000 m.t./year of SSBR and about 250,000 m.t./year of Nd-PBR.   “This additional capacity will serve the global demand for high performance rubber, which is expected to grow annually by close to 10% in the coming years,” says Joachim...

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