TOKYO (March 21, 2012)— JSR Corp. and Bangkok Synthetics Co. Ltd. broke ground March 19 on a solution polymerization styrene-butadiene rubber plant for their joint-venture company, JSR BST Elastomer Co. Ltd.
The plant will be the first S-SBR manufacturing plant in Thailand, the companies said. The JV is a 51-49 venture controlled by JSR.
The plant is scheduled to produce 50,000 metric tons of S-SBR in the first phase, due on stream in June 2013, with a second phase coming on stream as demand allows. The plant is located in Map Ta Phut Industrial Estate, Muang, Rayong Province, Thailand.