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.

For more on Lanxess’ plants visit ICIS plants and projects
To discuss issues facing the chemical industry go to ICIS connect


By: William Lemos
+1 713 525 2653



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

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.

Printer Friendly