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Report: Lanxess delays converting E-SBR tech to S-SBR tech at Triunfo

October 4, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

At its Triunfo, Brazil, site, Lanxess has delayed replacing its emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) technology with that for solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) production, according to Jornal do Comércio. The completion of the €80-million ($108 million) technology conversion had been scheduled for the end of 2014 but has now been pushed to 2016, the report says. In the meantime, Lanxess has confirmed it is operating its E-SBR production unit at Triunfo at lower rates. Current operating rates have not been disclosed. Triunfo has...

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