SI Group, a world leader in innovative performance additive technology, process solutions, active pharmaceutical ingredients and chemical intermediates, has announced the decision to double the sticky resin capacity at its Béthune manufacturing site , in France.
The expansion will propel the site to become a regional hub for the production and technology of the best tackifiers and resin reinforcers.
The investment, which is expected to be completed later this year, responds to a growing demand for Novolac tackifiers in one of our core regions.
Robert Kaiser, Vice President of Rubber and Adhesives Solutions at SI Group, said: “We have made the decision to further develop our capacity as another step forward in reinventing our business model. This expansion will not only benefit the region’s supply, but will provide superior solutions with the highest reliability of supply to all of our customers around the world. ”
SI Group has a long history of manufacturing adhesive resins used to improve the performance and durability of tires. In addition to tackifying resins, the company also has a strong portfolio of anti-degradant, bonding, curing and reinforcing resins, which are manufactured around the world. This expansion follows the company’s announcement in September 2020 to also expand resin capacity in Nanjing, China.