Volume 88 Issue 20 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 17, 2010

Lanxess, TSRC Link For Nitrile Rubber

Department: Business
Keywords: joint venture, nitrile rubber, China

Germany’s Lanxess and Taiwanese synthetic rubber maker TSRC are forming a 50-50 joint venture to build a $50 million nitrile rubber plant in Nantong, China. The partners plan to open the 30,000-metric-ton-per-year plant in the first half of 2012. TSRC already operates styrene-butadiene rubber, polybutadiene rubber, and thermoplastic elastomer plants in Nantong, which is northwest of Shanghai. Double-digit annual growth in China for nitrile rubber—used to make hoses, seals, and gloves—is . . .

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