Dow: New SSBR Plant in Europe
The Dow Chemical Company, Horgen, Switzerland, plans to construct a new Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SSBR) plant in Schkopau, Germany. Scheduled for completion in the second half of 2008, the world-scale facility will have a production capacity of 60KT. SSBR is a key component used in the manufacture of high performance tires, as well as technical rubber goods. The new facility includes a capacity rights agreement with JSR Corporation, based in Japan. Dow will own and operate the new asset.
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