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Volume 88 Issue 38 | p. 13 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 20, 2010

Lanxess Considers Asian Rubber Unit

Department: Business
Keywords: Green tires, polybutadiene, rubber, synthetic

Lanxess is mulling the construction of a new neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) plant, with a capacity of between 100,000 and 150,000 metric tons per year, somewhere in Asia. The company says it will complete a feasibility study for the unit within the next six months. In March, Lanxess disclosed that it was expanding capacity for Nd-PBR at plants in Dormagen, Germany; Orange, Texas; and Cabo, Brazil, by a total of 50,000 metric tons . . .

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