PORT NECHES, Texas—Lion Elastomers L.L.C. is planning to expand its emulsion-based facility in Port Neches to manufacture nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR).
The expansion project is scheduled for operation in the second half of 2022 with "further expansion and diversity of offerings to be subsequently added," said Texas-based company in an Oct. 27 statement.
The company did not provide details about the capacity or the investment size of the project.
"This new undertaking will position the company to support the domestic demand and provide security of supply for nitrile rubber," Lion said in the press release.