Taiwan’s TSRC to shut SBR plant in April for maintenance

17 January 2013 02:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Taiwan’s Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corp (TSRC) will take its 100,000 tonne/year styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, off line in April for three weeks for annual maintenance, a company source said on Thursday.

The plant is currently running at 80% capacity, but its operating rate is likely to increase in February as TSRC has to build up its inventories prior to the turnaround, the source added.

Prices of non-oil grade 1502 SBR were at $2,300-2,350/tonne (€1,725-1,762/tonne) CIF (cost, freight and insurance) China in the week ended 16 January, up by $50-100/tonne from the previous month, ICIS data showed.

($1 = €0.75)

By: Helen Yan
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