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TSRC - The international leader of Synthetic Rubber

TSRC, formerly known as Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corp., was established in 1973 by the founder Mr. Glyn T.H. Ing to support government’s policy on developing petrochemical industry in Taiwan. From a sole synthetic rubber manufacturer in Taiwan, TSRC has become a leader in today’s synthetic rubber and Styrenic Block Copolymer (SBC), and our products have been highly acclaimed and widely adopted by major customers all over the world. TSRC’s annual output of SBR, BR, NBR, TPE, compounding and other synthetic rubbers has reached 805,000 tons. All its manufacturing plants have successively obtained QC 080000 and ISO 50001 international certifications.

Headquartered in Taiwan, TSRC is vigorously expanding its business to establish production bases and commercial teams in China (Nantong in Jiangsu and Song-Jiang in Shanghai), Thailand, India, Vietnam and USA and Luxembourg to service the growing demand of worldwide customers.

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International Cooperation, around the World

In recent years, TSRC has been actively expanding its rubber development niches through collaboration with many international players. The company has worked with UBE Industries Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation of Japan on BR plants, the state-owned Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. on ESBR plant, and ARLANXEO on NBR plant. The company also signed a SBS technical license agreement with SIBUR of Russia, and brought in several core technologies from multiple sources abroad to strength its existing production capacity.

In April 2011, TSRC acquired 100% of the equity right of Dexco Polymers. The acquisition integrated Dexco's high-end products and advanced technologies with TSRC's enhancing TSRC global competitiveness and complementing its global product development strategies.

TSRC Milestones

TSRC was founded in 1973 at Dashe Petrochemical Industrial Park in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. The Kaoshiung plant remains one of our most important production bases today. TSRC has achieved remarkable growth since its origin as the sole synthetic rubber manufacturer in Taiwan forty years ago. We hope to sustain this momentum by actively internationalizing our business.

2019
Oct.
Oct

Established TSRC Global Application Research Center at Shanghai, China to accelerate the development of specialty polymers for high performance applications.

2018
Oct.
Oct

Incorporated TSRC (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. to establish an Advanced Shoe Materials plant in Binh Duong, Vietnam.

Apr.
Apr

Increased shareholding in joint venture Indian Synthetic Rubber Private Ltd. to 50%.

2012
Oct.

Expanded SEBS capacity from the yearly capacity of 20 KMT to 35 KMT and successfully completed the construction of 25 KMT of SIS in TSRC (Nantong) Industrial Ltd.

2011
Oct.

Commercialized Kaohsiung SSBR plant with 30 KMTA capacity.

2010
Dec.
Dec

Entered into a share purchase agreement with Dow Chemical and Exxon Mobil to acquire 100% equity stake in U.S.-based Dexco Polymers with production capacities of 32 KMTA SIS and 30 KMTA SBS.

June.
June

Created a joint venture with LANXESS to incorporate Lanxess-TSRC (Nantong) Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. in Nantong, China and establish a NBR plant with a 30 KMTA capacity. Completed construction and commercialized in 2012.

Apr.
Apr

Signed joint venture agreement with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation to establish an ESBR plant with 120 KMTA capacity in India. Completed construction and commercialized in 2014.

2006
Dec.
Dec

Incorporated TSRC-UBE Chemical Industrial Ltd. In Nantong, China to establish a BR plant with 50 KMTA capacity. Completed construction and commercialized in 2009.

Sep.

Incorporated TSRC (Nantong) Industrial Ltd. In Nantong, China to establish a SEBS plant with 20 KMTA capacity. Completed construction and commercialized in 2009.

2005
Dec.

Finished construction of TPE Applied Research Center in Gangshan plant and began operations.

Jul.
Jul

Shen Hua Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. expansion project completed, increasing capacity to 180 KMTA.

2004
Jul.

Established TPE Applied Research Center and Gangshan plant in Kaohsiung.

1999
Aug.
Aug

Renamed to TSRC Coproration.

1996
Mar.
Mar

Incorporated Shen Hua Chemical Industrial Co. Ltd. in Nantong, China to establish a SBR plant with 100 KMTA capacity. Completed construction and commercialized in 1998.

1995
Oct.
Oct

Participated in building a 50 KMTA BR plant through a 12% equity stake in Thai Synthetic Rubbers Co. Ltd. Completed construction and commercialized in 1997.

1984
May.
May

Acquired Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) technology from Philips Petroleum Company U.S. to establish a TPE plant with 20 KMTA capacity. Completed construction and commercialized in 1988.

1982
Sep.

Became publicly listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange.

1980
Jan.
Jan

Cooperated with UBE Industries Ltd. Japan to establish a BR plant with a capacity of 40 KMTA. Completed construction and commercialized in 1982.

1973
Nov.
Nov

Incorporated Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corporation. Established a SBR plant with 100 KMTA capacity in Kaohsiung's Dashe Petrochemical Industrial Park through a technical collaboration with U.S.-based B. F. Goodrich Company. Completed construction and commercialized in 1977.