PASADENA, Texas (Oct.25)—Septon Co. of America, a fully-owned subsidiary of Kuraray Co., Ltd., has started production of hydrogenated styrenic block copolymers at its new 26 million pound per year manufacturing facility in Pasadena. The facility will specialize in making the Septon brand resins that exhibit rubber-like properties over a wide-range of temperatures and can be processed like typical polyolefins, the company said. Currently, Kuraray's Kashima, Japan, resin manufacturing plant has an annual capacity of 42 million pounds per year. The addition of the U.S. plant's capacity of 26 million gives Kuraray the position to serve the market with 10 percent more resins annually, the company said.
Septon now making SB copolymers at Texas site
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