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.
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 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.
Changed US subsidiary’s legal name and entity from Dexco Polymers L.P. to TSRC Specialty Materials LLC to reflect the company’s global presence and streamlines name recognition in its future business activities.
Established TSRC Global Application Research Center at Shanghai, China to accelerate the development of specialty polymers for high performance applications.
Incorporated TSRC (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. to establish an Advanced Shoe Materials plant in Binh Duong, Vietnam.
Increased shareholding in joint venture Indian Synthetic Rubber Private Ltd. to 50%.
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.
Commercialized Kaohsiung SSBR plant with 30 KMTA capacity.
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.
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.
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.
Incorporated TSRC-UBE Chemical Industrial Ltd. In Nantong, China to establish a BR plant with 50 KMTA capacity. Completed construction and commercialized in 2009.
Incorporated TSRC (Nantong) Industrial Ltd. In Nantong, China to establish a SEBS plant with 20 KMTA capacity. Completed construction and commercialized in 2009.
Finished construction of TPE Applied Research Center in Gangshan plant and began operations.
Shen Hua Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. expansion project completed, increasing capacity to 180 KMTA.
Established TPE Applied Research Center and Gangshan plant in Kaohsiung.
Renamed to TSRC Coproration.
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.
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.
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.
Became publicly listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange.
Cooperated with UBE Industries Ltd. Japan to establish a BR plant with a capacity of 40 KMTA. Completed construction and commercialized in 1982.
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.