08 April 2013 14:12 [Source: ICIS news]
TOKYO (ICIS)--Zeon Chemicals Singapore expects to postpone the start of commercial production at its new solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, to September from July 2013, its Japanese parent, Zeon Corp, said on Monday.
The delay was because the construction of the expansion of the tunnel for the plant's pipeline was taking longer than expected, the company said.
Zeon Chemicals Singapore originally planned to begin commercial production in July 2013 with a capacity of 30,000-40,000 tonnes/year as a first phase, and a second phase with 30,000-40,000 tonnes/year scheduled to come on stream in the first half of 2016.
Zeon did not state whether the second phase will also be delayed, however.
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