25 November 2010 10:20 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Japanese chemical producer Sumitomo Chemical said on Thursday it plans to build a 40,000 tonne/year solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) plant in ?xml:namespace>
The unit was scheduled to start commercial production in the fourth quarter of 2013, the company said in a statement.
The plant was going to be Sumitomo Chemical’s first-ever S-SBR manufacturing facility in Singapore, and the producer planned to spend “over yen (Y) 10bn ($120m)” to build it, said a company official, who declined to be named.
Demand for S-SBR was rapidly increasing for use in high-performance fuel-efficient tyres in
Sumitomo Chemical has an existing 10,000 tonne/year S-SBR plant in
($1 = Y83.58)
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect
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|