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Asahi Kasei to add SSBR capacity in Singapore –

SINGAPORE—Asahi Kasei is increasing the production capacity for solution-polymerized styrene-butadiene rubber at its Jurong Island, Singapore, plant.
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Zeon, Sumitomo to form SSBR JV –

TOKYO — Japan’s Zeon Corp. and Sumitomo Chemical Co. Ltd are proceeding with…
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Zeon, Sumitomo Chemical agree on SSBR joint venture –

TOKYO—Zeon and Sumitomo Chemical are to proceed with plans to merge their solution styrene butadiene rubber businesses into a new joint venture, the companies announced Dec. 2.
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Asahi Kasei expanding SSBR capacity –

TOKYO—Japanese specialty chemicals company Asahi Kasei is planning to expand its solution styrene-butadiene rubber production capacity by 2020, according to a September briefing made public late last month.
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Trinseo considers new SSBR capacity in Asia, Europe –

DUESSELDORF, Germany—Trinseo is considering adding new production capacity for its functionalized SSBR in Asia and Europe, according to an executive with the firm.
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SSBR surge buoys JSR’s elastomers business –

TOKYO—JSR Corp.’s elastomers unit has posted a 7 percent increase in operating income, to $ 9 million, on net sales down 7 percent to $ 404 million for the first quarter of its fiscal year that ended March 31.
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JSR setting up S-SBR joint venture plant in Hungary –

BUDAPEST, Hungary—Japanese synthetic rubber producer JSR Corp. and Hungarian petrochemicals firm MOL Group are setting up a joint venture to build a solution-SBR plant in Hungry to serve growing demand for the rubber in Europe.
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