China’s Tianjin Lugang runs one SBR line at full rate

21 April 2011 10:33  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--China’s Tianjin Lugang Petroleum and Rubber is running one of its 50,000 tonne/year styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) line at full rate, a source close to the company said on Thursday.

The new 100,000 tonne/year SBR plant includes two lines, each with capacity of 50,000 tonnes/year.

It began operations in late March and achieved on-spec products on 30 March.

“We decided to run one line now although the on-spec products were achieved by the two lines. We need to pay close attention to the safety as well as the output of the plant because it is new,” the source said.

The two lines are expected to run together from the middle of May, the source added.

The feedstock butadiene (BD) for the new plant is supplied by Tianjin Petrochemical, which is a joint venture between Sinopec and SABIC, the source added.

Tianjin Lugang Petroleum and Rubber is a privately owned rubber producer, based at Tianjin in north China.

Additional reporting by Helen Yan and Amber Liu
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