China’s TSRC-UBE runs BR plant at 80% after restart

19 March 2013 09:23  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s TSRC-UBE (Nantong) Chemical Industrial is running its 72,000 tonne/year butadiene rubber (BR) plant in Nantong, Jiangsu province, at 80% capacity because of eroded margins and weak market conditions,  a company source said on Tuesday.

The plant was restarted on 16 March after being shut for maintenance on 8 February, the source added.

TSRC-UBE (Nantong),which is a major BR producer in Jiangsu province, is a joint venture between Taiwan Synthetic Rubber Corp (TSRC), which owns a 55% stake, and Japanese firms Ube Industries (25%) and Marubeni (20%).

By: Miki Jiang

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