13 July 2010 07:16 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China’s Tianjin Lugang Petroleum and Rubber Co expects to start up its new 100,000 tonne/year styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant in northern Tianjin by the end of 2010, a company source said on Tuesday.
Construction of the plant, which began in early 2009, is almost complete and equipment installation work was also underway, the source added.
"The trial runs are slated to take place this October, according to our schedule. We will make some technical adjustments based on the trial runs and ensure that the plant starts up by the end of this year,” he said.
Feedstock for the SBR unit would be supplied by the Sinopec-SABIC joint venture, Tianjin Petrochemical Co, which operates a 3m tonne/year petrochemical complex in Tianjin, he added.
Tianjin Lugang also planned to build a 60,000 tonne/year butyl rubber unit and a 50,000 tonne/year isoprene rubber facility after its SBR unit had come on stream, according to the source.
Tianjin Lugang Petroleum and Rubber Co is a privately-owned rubber producer based in Tianjin, China.
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