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Lanxess investing €80 million to convert rubber plant in Brazil

7:54 AM MST | March 8, 2013

Lanxess says that, following a feasility study, it is going ahead with plans to convert an emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (E-SBR) plant at Triunfo, Brazil, to solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR). The former is used in standard tires while S-SBR is used in high-performance green tires. The cost of the project has been put at €80 million ($104.3 million). Capacity of the plant will remain the same at 110,000 m.t./year. Completion is scheduled for 2014. Lanxess says it has sufficient E-SBR capacity at its Duque de Caxias, Brazil, plant to supply the...

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