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Styron acquires S-SBR production capacity rights from JSR

12:21 PM MST | February 18, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Styron and JSR (Tokyo) say that they have reached an agreement under which the former will acquire JSR’s production capacity rights for solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at Styron’s Schkopau, Germany, site. S-SBR is used in producing high-performance tires and green tires with lower rolling resistance. JSR, in 2007, obtained the capacity rights to produce 30,000 m.t./year of S-SBR from Styron and started suppling the product to the European tire market. Styron’s Schkopau production site currently hosts eight rubber trains...

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