BERWYN, Pa. (April 7, 2011)—Styron L.L.C. is planning to expand its styrene-butadiene Latex capacity at its Zhangjiagang, China production facility.
The projected additional capacity is expected to meet growing demand for latex in China's paper and paper board industry, which is projected to grow significantly over the next few years.
The new unit, expected to commence production in the fourth quarter of 2012, will be adjacent to Styron's existing latex manufacturing units at Zhangjiagang, and will complement Styron's other latex production facilities located in Korea, Indonesia and Australia.
The expanded latex production facility will significantly enhance Styron's ability to help regional customers move to optimized product formulations, the company said.