US Lion Copolymer aims for SBR plant restart Friday after Isaac

30 August 2012 16:57  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) producer Lion Copolymer weathered Tropical Storm Isaac, planned to begin start-up on Friday and to be fully operational on Saturday, a manager said on Thursday.

Plant officials conducted walk-through inspections at the company's plants Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the Geismar, Louisiana, and found no significant damage or issues, said Bobby Rikhoff, plant manager of the company's Baton Rouge site.

The Baton Rouge site produces SBR, while the Geismar site produces ethylene-propylene-diene monomer (EPDM).

“The plant maintained power throughout the storm. We are going to perform start-up preparation steps today and tonight. We will start up the plant on Friday and expect to be fully operationally by Saturday,” Rikhoff said.

He confirmed that both sites were unscathed.

By: Wesley Busch
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