Thailand’s BST restarts BD, downstream synthetic rubber units

10 December 2010 09:21  [Source: ICIS news]

NAGOYA (ICIS)--Thailand’s Bangkok Synthetics (BST) restarted its 140,000-tonne/year butadiene (BD) unit on 9 December, following a two-week turnaround, a company source said on Friday.

The producer had shut down the unit, which is located in Mab Ta Phut, Rayong province, on 24 November for routine maintenance and restarted it on 9 December, as scheduled.

Production of on-spec material was expected to be achieved within the next few days, the source added.

Two synthetic rubber units had also been restarted at BST's downstream elastomer complex, BST Elastomers (BSTE). A 75,000 styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant and a 55,000 tonne/year butadiene rubber (BR) plant at the same location were brought back on stream on 5 December after a two-week turnaround. 

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