Rubber Is Booming In Southeast Asia | May 30, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 22 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 22 | pp. 35-36
Issue Date: May 30, 2011

Rubber Is Booming In Southeast Asia

Elastomer producers set up shop in Singapore and Thailand
Department: Business
Keywords: S-SBR, rubber, Singapore, fuel efficiency

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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