BST Elastomers fully shut BR, SBR units; declares force majeure

08 May 2012 04:36  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Thailand’s BST Elastomers Co Ltd (BSTE) had to fully shut its butadiene rubber (BR) and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plants in Map Ta Phut, as the facilities sustained “severe damage” from the explosion and fire that occurred at the site on 5 May, the company said in a document obtained by ICIS.

The company has declared a force majeure as it expects its 55,000 tonne/year BR unit to be shut for six months and its 75,000 tonne/year SBR to be down for two months, BST Elastomers said in a letter to customers.

“There was an explosion and fire at the BR unit on May 5th 2012 and subsequently damaged the SBR facility,” the company said in the letter.

“The incident has caused total shutdown of the BR and SBR units,” it said.

By: Helen Yan
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