Styron expands its latex capacity with new reactor at its Zhangjiagang, China

Styron to expand latex capacity in China

12:23 PM, 25th February 2014
Styron expands its latex capacity with a new reactor

BERWYN, US: Styron, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, plans to expand its latex capacity with a new reactor at its Zhangjiagang, China, production facility. This expansion will mainly support the demand for latex in China’s paper and paperboard industry, forecast to grow in the next five years.

The new reactor, expected to commence production in the second quarter of 2015, will be Styron’s fourth unit of its kind at Zhangjiagang. It will serve mainly the paper and paperboard and also carpet industries, and complement Styron’s other latex production facilities in the Asia Pacific region in Korea and Indonesia.

“The paper and paperboard industries have been using Styron’s latex chemistries for innovative binder coatings for more than 60 years. This investment at Zhangjiagang will allow us to expand our reach in the Chinese marketplace where we have built a reputation for outstanding technical service and product quality. In the past five years, Styron has been involved in the startup of 80 percent of the new coated paper and board mills in China, helping our customers determine optimal product formulations for their paper coating challenges. We look forward to continuing to provide this support to the growing market,” said James Mingyu Ni, Director for Asia Pacific, Styron Latex Business.


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