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Synthos is all Set to Start the New Production of Butadiene Rubber at its German Plant
Synthos is all Set to Start the New Production of Butadiene Rubber at its German Plant

Synthos is all Set to Start the New Production of Butadiene Rubber at its German Plant

  • 06-Feb-2023 12:36 PM
  • Journalist: Gabreilla Figueroa

Germany: According to the latest statement from Synthos, a renowned Rubber manufacturing company based in Poland, the production of Butadiene Rubber will resume at Synthos' facility in Schkopau, Germany, as of March 2023. The 30-kilotonne-Per-Annum (KTPA) plant has been vacant since the summer of 2020. It was acquired in December 2021 as a component of Trinseo SA's rubber holdings. Synthos announced on January 30 that it would restart manufacturing at the location to better provide its clients with high-quality NiBR produced in Europe. According to the Polish manufacturer, recommissioning site work began in the first half of 2022.

This action has been taken in response to difficult market conditions for Butadiene Rubber and to meet the unmet demand, particularly in the tire business, according to Synthos. The rubber producer added that the choice was taken because of "high market demand for Butadiene Rubber, notably from longstanding clients." Synthos plans to increase its Butadiene Rubber production capacity by 50% in response to market demand. Numerous products, such as high-performance tires, golf balls, and conveyor belts, use Butadiene Rubber.

The facility will increase Synthos' total yearly capacity for Butadiene Rubber to 150 KTPA once it is fully operational. Butadiene rubber is marketed by Synthos under the name Synteca. The company's facility in Kralupy, Czech Republic, manufactures neodymium butadiene rubber. This type of Rubber is ideally suited for tread compounds for developing "green tires" because of its low glass transition temperature, low dispersity level, and linear structure.

As per ChemAnalyst's anticipation, "This decision taken by Synthos would prove to be a right one as the supply of Butadiene Rubber would increase in the German market, followed by larger productions of NiBR. As Germany is likely to experience more and more demand for Butadiene Rubber on the back of the revival of the tire industry in the upcoming months, a new operational plant of Butadiene Rubber would be catering to the upcoming demand more efficiently."

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