Lanxess Considers Asian Rubber Unit | September 20, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 38 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 38 | p. 13 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 20, 2010

Lanxess Considers Asian Rubber Unit

Department: Business
Keywords: Green tires, polybutadiene, rubber, synthetic
Lanxess makes Nd-PBR at its plant in Dormagen, Germany.
Credit: Lanxess
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Lanxess makes Nd-PBR at its plant in Dormagen, Germany.
Credit: Lanxess

Lanxess is mulling the construction of a new neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) plant, with a capacity of between 100,000 and 150,000 metric tons per year, somewhere in Asia. The company says it will complete a feasibility study for the unit within the next six months. In March, Lanxess disclosed that it was expanding capacity for Nd-PBR at plants in Dormagen, Germany; Orange, Texas; and Cabo, Brazil, by a total of 50,000 metric tons per year.

 
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