SCHKOPAU, Germany—Trinseo S.A. is in the process of upgrading its ESBR plant in Schkopau. The revamp includes the installation of new process control and automation systems, energy efficiency improvements and as well as "state-of-the-art" technology upgrades at the site, Trinseo said in a written statment.
"As one of the leaders in synthetic polymer technology, we have a broad product portfolio, focusing on specialty products, such as SSBR, while also producing core products such ESBR," the Berwyn, Pa.-based company said, without offering further details.
In 2018, ESBR represented approximately 33% percent of total rubber segment net sales which stood at $572.5 million.
The company's ESBR products are used in standard tires, technical goods and footwear.