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, 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. and Marubeni Corporation on ESBR plant, and Lanxess AG of Germany on NBR plant. The company also signed a SBS technical license agreement with OJSC SIBUR Holding 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.
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.
TSRC started SSBR production in Kaohsiung with an expected annual output of 30,000 tons.
Signed a share purchase agreement with Exxon Mobil and Dow Chemical to purchase all shares of Dexco Polymers, that produces 32 KMT of SIS and 30 KMT of SBS in the U.S.
Launched a 30 KMT of NBR joint venture project with LANXESS in Nantong, China (Lanxess-TSRC (Nantong) Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd) and then commercialized product in 2012.
Launched a 120 KMT ESBR plant through a joint venture with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation in Panipat, India. The plant began to commercialize in 2014.
Incorporated TSRC-UBE Chemical Industrial Ltd. in Nantong, China, through a joint venture with UBE Industries Ltd. and Marubeni Corporation to establish a BR plant with an annual capacity of 72 KMT. This plant began to commercialize in 2009.
Incorporated TSRC Nantong Industrial Ltd. in Nantong, China and established a SEBS plant with an annual capacity of 20 KMT.
The building of TPE application Center in Gangshan, Taiwan was completed.
Shen Hua Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd. completed ESBR expansion to 180,000 tons per year.
Incorporated TPE application research center for compound products and established Gangshan compound plant.
Renamed as TSRC Corporation.
Incorporated Shen Hua Chemical Industrial Co. Ltd. in Nantong, China and established an ESBR plant with an annual capacity of 100 KMT. The plant began to commercialize in 1998.
Established a BR plant with an annual capacity of 50 KMT in Thailand by taking a 12% equity share in Thai Synthetic Rubbers Co. Ltd. The plant began to commercialize in 1997.
Acquired Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPE) technology from the Phillips Petroleum Company. Established a TPE plant with an annual capacity of 20 KMT in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. The plant began to commercialize in 1988.
Was listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange.
Acquired BR technology from Japan-based UBE Industries Ltd. Established a BR plant with an annual capacity of 40 KMT in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. The plant began to commercialize in 1982.
Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corporation was established in Taipei, Taiwan. The factory was built in Dashe Petrochemical Industrial Park in Kaoshiung, Taiwan. SBR technology was acquired from B.F. Goodrich to build a SBR plant with an annual capacity of 100 KMT. The plant began to commercialize in 1977.