26 October 2004 18:01 [Source: ICIS news]
DUSSELDORF, Germany (CNI)--China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) is going ahead with plans to establish a 100 000 tonne/year synthetic rubber plant in Shanghai, China, CNI learned here Tuesday.
The plant is due to start up in 2006, according to a statement from Japan's Asahi Kasei Chemicals, which is supplying the production technology.
The facility will produce both polybutadiene rubber (BR) and solution styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR), according to a Brussels-based spokesman for Asahi Kasei who was speaking at the K 2004 plastics trade fair*.
This is the first time Asahi has licensed its production technology for BR and SBR, which are typically used in tyre and impact modifier applications, said the spokesman.
The company aims to increase its cooperation with Sinopec, he added.
*The K 2004 plastics and rubber trade fair continues through 27 October.
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections