Japan Butyl Co completes plant expansion in Kawasaki

22 October 2010 09:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan Butyl Co Ltd has completed the expansion of its butyl rubber production capacity in Kawasaki by 22.5% to 98,000 tonnes/year, according to its parent company ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha (EMYK) on Friday.

“The [18,000-tonne] expansion is part of the company’s commitment to help meet growing demand for butyl rubber,” the company said in a statement.

Japan Butyl Co is 50% owned by EMYK, which is an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical.

EMYK added that the butyl rubber plant would showcase advances in ExxonMobil's proprietary process technology that should translate to energy and investment savings.

“Our goal is to continue being a reliable supplier of quality butyl polymers. This is particularly important for the Asia Pacific market, which is growing at a rapid rate,” said John Lyon, vice president for global butyl polymers business unit at ExxonMobil Chemical.

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