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Sumitomo to Build Second SSBR Plant in Singapore; Breaks Ground on First Plant (Update)

8:44 PM MST | February 6, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Sumitomo Chemical tells CW that it is planning to build an additional solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (SSBR) manufacturing plant at Singapore. The second plant is expected to have a production capacity of about 40,000 m.t./year. The company says it has not yet made a final decision on the capacity of the second plant. Meanwhile, Sumitomo held a groundbreaking ceremony on February 6, for its previously announced SSBR plant at Jurong Island, Singapore. The investment involved in building the first SSBR plant is about ¥10 billion ($130 million)...

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