China's Tianjin Lugang delays SBR plant restart to early November

24 October 2012 09:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Tianjin Lugang Petroleum Rubber has postponed the restart of its 100,000 tonne/year styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant in Tianjin to early November, a company source said on Wednesday.

The plant was originally scheduled to restart in late October following a 50-day regular maintenance shutdown from 18 August, but the company has delayed the restart in view of the unstable feedstock butadiene (BD) supply, the company source said.

The plant, which consists of two 50,000 tonne/year lines, produces non-oil grade 1502, non-oil grade 1500 and oil-extended grade 1712. The company will run only the line that can produce oil-extended grade 1712 when the plant is restarted, the source added.

Tianjin Lugang Petroleum Rubber is a privately owned rubber producer based in Tianjin, northern China.

By: MK Liu

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