China's Sinopec Beijing Yanshan to start up IIR unit by end-2013

26 December 2012 04:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China's Sinopec Beijing Yanshan is planning to begin commercial production its new 90,000 tonne/year isobutylene-isoprene copolymers (IIR) unit in Beijing by the end of this year, a source close to the company said on Wednesday.

The company began construction of the unit in March this year, according to the source.

Following the completion of the new IIR unit in Beijing, Sinopec Beijing Yanshan’s overall capacity of IIR will increase to 135,000 tonnes/year, according to the source.

Sinopec Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical is a major IIR and brominated IIR producer in China.

Financial details of the new unit were not disclosed.

By: Maggie He

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