Dow: Start Up of a SSBR Plant in Europe
Dow Europe GmbH, Horgen, Switzerland, announced the start up of a new Solution Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SSBR) plant in Schkopau, Germany. The new facility includes a capacity rights agreement with JSR Corporation, based in Japan. Dow owns and operates the new asset. This new plant is a world-scale facility with a production capacity of 60KT (132 MM lbs).
SSBR is a key component used in the manufacture of high performance tires, as well as technical rubber goods. The new plant produces the latest generation of synthetic rubber – a key component in the manufacturing of tread profiles in high performance tires.
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