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Styron to convert Ni-BR rubber production line at Schkopau

6:26 AM MDT | April 9, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

Styron says that it plans to convert its nickel butadiene rubber (Ni-BR) production plant at Schkopau, Germany, to neodymium butadiene rubber (Nd-BR). The company says that the Nd-BR offering, together with its technology in solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) will allow Styron’s customers to meet the increasing demand for green tires and ultrahigh-performance tires. The conversion is scheduled to begin this year and is expected to be completed in fourth-quarter 2015, Styron says. “The Nd-BR development allows us to further grow our...

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