Lanxess restarts Brazil polybutadiene plant after fire

28 January 2011 20:31  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Lanxess is restarting its polybutadiene rubber (BR) plant in northern Brazil following a fire earlier this week, the company said on Friday.

The fire on Tuesday halted operations at the Cabo de Santo Agostinho facility in Pernambuco state, where Laxness has around 125,000 tonnes/year of BR capacity.

Lanxess said it had already restarted one production line at the facility. Two other lines were expected to resume operations in the coming days, the company said.

The BR plant was previously owned by Petroflex, which Lanxess acquired in 2008.

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By: William Lemos
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