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Styron cuts styrene butadiene latex capacity in Europe on declining demand

2:55 AM MDT | May 2, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Styron Europe (Horgen, Switzerland), leader in the production of styrene butadiene (SB) latex, has reduced SB latex capacity in Europe, the company announced today. Styron reduced production by a combined 70,000 m.t./year at plants located at Hamina, Finland; Rheinmunster, Germany; and Terneuzen, the Netherlands.    The shift in production is in response to the current overcapacity in the European marketplace, Styron says. Due to declining demand in the European paper-coating market and current market conditions, a reduction is essential to regain a...

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