Baling Petrochemical builds two synthetic rubber units in Hunan

09 December 2010 06:58  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGAHI (ICIS)--China’s Baling Petrochemical has started construction of a 40,000 tonne/year styrene-isoprene-styrene (SIS) copolymer unit and a 20,000 tonne/year styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene (SEBS) copolymer plant, its parent company Sinopec said in a statement on Thursday.

The two plants, which were scheduled to start up in January 2012, are located at Yueyang in China’s Hunan province, Sinopec said in a statement on its website. Construction work started on 8 December.

Sinopec would invest yuan (CNY) 493m ($74m) in the construction of the two units, as part of its expansion plans in Hunan, the statement said.

SIS and SEBS are thermoplastic elastomers.

SIS copolymers are used for a diverse range of applications, including electrical insulation and pressure-sensitive adhesives while SEBS is used in the manufacture of polyolefins for the automotive, electrical appliance and packaging sectors.

($1 = CNY6.66)

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By: Judith Wang
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