SI Group announces tackifier capacity expansion in India

SI Group intends to increase its tackifier resin capacity at its Lote, India, manufacturing site by an expected 75%. 

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The investment addresses an increasing demand for tackifiers in one of the company’s core regions. The expansion is slated for completion in two phases. The first phase will be completed by the end of 2021 and the second phase will commercialise in the latter half of 2022.  

Previous announcements für China and France

This expansion follows the company’s previous announcements to also expand resin capacity in Nanjing, China, and Bethune, France.

“This investment positions SI Group to supply regional growth and meet strong forecasts within the Indian tires & automobile sector,” stated Suresh Kalra, Vice President & Managing Director India at SI Group.

“We have decided to grow capacity as another step forward in demonstrating our commitment to supporting our customers’ growth and positioning ourselves as a leader in specialty additives,” said Robert Kaiser, Vice President – Rubber & Adhesives Solutions at SI Group.

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