Issue Date: May 30, 2011
Rubber Is Booming In Southeast Asia
Several Japanese companies and Germany’s Lanxess are breaking ground in Singapore and Thailand to build major new plants to produce advanced elastomers for making tires. The companies are muscling into Southeast Asia because of its growing tire production and the availability of hard-to-get raw materials from local refineries.
Announcements from the rubber producers have come fast and furious over the past year. In May 2010, Lanxess said it would go ahead with a . . .
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