14 July 2010 14:54 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--HIP Petrohemija restarted production at its 40,000 tonne/year styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant in Elemir, Serbia, on 8 July, a company source said on Wednesday.
The facility was now operating at normal rates, the source added.
The plant was originally placed in turnaround during the week ending 18 June due to insufficient availability of feedstock butadiene (BD). The exact date of the shutdown could not be confirmed.
The announcement came amid a period of tight supply in the European SBR market, following raw material supply restrictions and unconfirmed rumours of production problems at several European plants.
Nevertheless, European SBR availability was improving, sources said, as the traditional summer holiday season approached and demand weakened.
($1 = €0.79)
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|