Issue Date: December 6, 2010
Singapore Gets Yet Another Rubber Plant
Sumitomo Chemical will join a growing list of chemical companies with rubber plants in Singapore. The Japanese firm plans to build a 40,000-metric-ton-per-year solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber (S-SBR) facility on the island by 2013. A premium rubber made by just a handful of companies, S-SBR is used in high-end tires to improve road grip and reduce fuel consumption. Lanxess is building a $575 million butyl rubber plant in Singapore, and
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