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From a modest beginning over 40 years ago in Taiwan, TSRC / Dexco has become a global leader in today’s synthetic polymer markets with facilities throughout the world.

Our tremendous growth has been the result of a series of strategic partnerships and collaborations, allowing us to take on new markets and add best-in-class synthetic polymers to our portfolio along the way.


A HISTORY OF PROGRESS AND COLLABORATIVE SUCCESS

  • 1973
    TSRC (Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Company) is established in Tapei, Taiwan
    1984
    20,000-ton styrenic block copolymer plant constructed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    1988
    Dexco partnership created as 50/50 joint venture of Dow Chemical and Exxon
  • 1990
    32,000-ton SIS plant in Plaquemine, LA, to produce pureblock VECTOR® products
    1991
    30,000-ton SBS plant in Plaquemine, LA, to produce pureblock VECTOR products
    1994
    34,000-ton SBC capacity added to plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  • 1995
    Successfully hydrogenated TPEs in Taiwan
    1996
    Achieved first VECTOR sales for photopolymer plate applications; introduced fourarm VECTOR SI products
    2005
    New SEBS catalyst technology developed
  • 2005
    VECTOR SI radials introduced for die-cuttable adhesives
    2006
    Commercialized VECTOR filmgrade resins
    2008
    20,000-ton SEBS plant started up in Nantong, China
  • 2011
    TSRC acquired Dexco to become one of the world’s top SBC producers
    2011
    TSRC announced joint venture with CPC in Taiwan to produce SIS products
    2011
    TSRC Luxembourg established to serve customers throughout Europe/Middle East/Africa region
  • 2014
    25,000-ton plant in Nantong, China began producing VECTOR SIS products
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