China’s Sinopec Maoming starts up new Guangdong BR plant

26 February 2013 09:10  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sinopec Maoming Co brought on stream its new 100,000 tonne/year butadiene rubber (BR) plant in Guangdong province during the weekend of 23-24 February, a company source said on Tuesday, without disclosing the plant’s current run rate.

The start-up of the new plant more than doubled the company’s synthetic rubber production in Maoming to 180,000 tonnes/year, the source said.

Sinopec Maoming’s 80,000 tonne/year styrene butadiene styrene (SBS) unit at the site is currently operating at full capacity, the source said.

Additional reporting by Miki Jiang

By: Viola Pan
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