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Dwory Signs PBR Plant Deal with Michelin

2:11 PM MDT | October 22, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Firma Chemiczna Dwory (Oświęcim, Poland) says it has reached an agreement with Michelin (Clermont-Ferrand, France) to license technology for a previously announced polybutadiene rubber (PBR) plant that Dwory plans to build at Kralupy, the Czech Republic, the site of Dwory’s subsidiary Kaucuk Kralupy. The plant will cost an estimated €100 million ($141 million) and be designed to produce 80,000 m.t./year of PBR. Production is expected to begin in 2011. It will use Michelin’s third-generation technology based on a nyodymium catalyst. The rubber...

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