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Lanxess Starts Up Neodymium PBR Production in Texas

12:12 PM MDT | October 22, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Lanxess says it has started production of neodymium polybutadiene rubber (PBR) at its Orange, TX site. The expansion was driven by increased demand for high-performance tire applications, Lanxess says. “The additional production also enhances our capability to meet the U.S. demand for domestic cobalt polybutadiene with complementary neodymium PBR grades,” says Timothy Rae, head of marketing/Nafta in Lanxess’s PBR business. Lanxess also produces PBR at Port Jerome, France and Dormangen...

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