WAYNE, N.J. (March 24)—International Specialty Products Inc. plans to nearly double capacity for emulsion SBR at its Port Neches, Texas, plant in the coming two years.
The multimillion dollar expansion will boost capacity at the former Ameripol Synpol factory to 750 million pounds from 400 million, the company said. The project will include new reactors and finishing lines.
"Our investments have not only increased our volume capability but have also improved our product quality to the highest levels expected by our global customers," said Mel Martin, ISP senior vice president and general manager of the Elastomers Business. "The planned capital investments will also enable us to provide a wider range of elastomer products for our customer's future needs."
Wayne-based ISP bought the Port Neches plant in 2003 in Ameripol Synpol's Chapter 11 filing.