Trinseo, a global materials company, has announced plans to build a new pilot plant in Germany for its Synthetic Rubber Business. The plant will produce Solution-Styrene Butadiene Rubber (S-SBR), which is used in the production of performance tires. The pilot plant will allow for more efficient use of Trinseo's production facilities and speed up innovation in the performance tire market. It will also enable faster testing and evaluation of new S-SBR formulations, helping to accelerate the time to market for new tire innovations. The plant is expected to begin operation in Q4 2017.