DETROIT (March 8)—Bayer A.G. will begin production by the end of 2000 at its new H-NBR plant in Leverkusen, Germany. The firm broke ground on the facility in 1998 and will have eventual capacity to produce 3,000 metric tons per year of Bayer´s Therban-brand synthetic rubber. The $70 million plant will employ 30 and output mainly will be aimed at the European automotive market. Bayer revealed its start-up plans during a news conference at the Society of Automotive Engineers exposition and conference in Detroit.
Bayer readies European Therban plant
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