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Lanxess Expands High-Performance Rubber Capacities

3:20 AM MST | November 21, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

Lanxess, the leading producer of high-performance synthetic rubbers for ‘green tires’, is hiking capacity to meet demand. Green tires, which are more fuel efficient, safer and durable than standard tires, are the fastest growing sector in the tire industry, growing at about 10%, particularly in Asia and Latin America. Lanxess is a key supplier of neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) and of solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) to leading producers of ‘green tires’ in Japan and Korea.  The company is showcasing its latest...

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