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Trinseo buys from JSR

6:28 AM MDT | April 4, 2014

Trinseo has acquired JSR’s (Tokyo) production capacity rights for solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at Trinseo’s Schkopau, Germany, site. S-SBR is used to make high-performance tires and tires with lower rolling resistance. JSR, in 2007, obtained the rights to 30,000 m.t./year of S-SBR capacity from Trinseo and started supplying the product to the European tire market. Trinseo’s Schkopau site currently hosts eight rubber production trains. JSR held the capacity rights to 50% of one of Trinseo’s three S-SBR production trains at...

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