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Lanxess Invests at Tire-Rubbers Production Site in France

6:17 AM MDT | May 30, 2012 | Sotirios Frantzanas

Lanxess says it plans to invest about €30 million by 2015 to enhance productivity and energy efficiency at the company's production site for high-performance rubber at Port Jérôme, France. Lanxess is the market leader in synthetic high-performance rubber for energy-efficient "green tires." The company produces the high-performance rubber grades neodymium-polybutadiene (Nb-PBR) and solution styrene-butadiene (SSBR), used in the tread and sidewalls of green tires to reduce rolling resistance and tire abrasion. The plant at Port...

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