Volume 88 Issue 11 | p. 28 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 15, 2010

Lanxess Expands Rubber Capacity

Department: Business
Keywords: rubber, tires, specialty polymers, duck

Lanxess plans to expand capacity for neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR), a synthetic rubber used in tires, by 50,000 metric tons per year. The firm will spend $27 million on the improvement projects at its plants in Dormagen, Germany; Orange, Texas; and Cabo, Brazil. Work will be completed between the first quarter of next year and the first quarter of 2012. The Nd-PBR market is growing by 10% annually, the company says, and could . . .

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