Global demand behind butyl capacity boost

Dawson, Brad
October 2008
Rubber & Plastics News;10/6/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that Lanxess AG is planning to open a plant in Singapore to increase its capacity for producing butyl rubber. Lanxess's global capacity for butyl from its current plants in Sarnia, Ontario, and Antwerp, Belgium, is nearly about 280,000 metric tons. According to Ron Commander, head of the company's Butyl Rubber business unit, the capacity will increase by nearly 35%, to 380,000 tons, after the opening of the Singapore plant in 2011.


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