in the III quarter of 2011
Production of NdBR polybutadiene rubbers begins in Kralupy. Production is carried out using a neodymium catalyzer. Production capacity amounts to 80 thousand tons per year.
Synthos signs a contract with the Global Bioenergies company from France in the scope of development of new butadiene production technology using renewable resources. Both companies begin collaboration on the development of a process of direct synthesis of bio-butadiene from biomass. Within the framework of collaboration planned for the next 5 years, Synthos will co-finance studies on the development of this technology as well as the construction of a pilot installation.