China’s Sichuan Petrochemical to restart PBR plant on 30 May

16 May 2014 07:33 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Sichuan Petrochemical plans to resume production at its 150,000 tonne/year polybutadiene rubber (PBR) plant in Sichuan province on 30 May, a company source said.

The company shut its PBR plant on 15 May due to a lack of feedstock butadiene (BD), the source added.

We halted the PBR plant operation in tandem with the low operating rate of Sichuan Petrochemical's 150,000 tonne/year BD unit in Sichuan,” the company source said.

The PBR market was soft in mid-May as there was limited buying activity from the downstream sector. PBR prices were assessed at yuan (CNY) 11,500-11,800/tonne ($1,846-1,894/tonne) EXWH (ex-warehouse) on 15 May.

($1 = CNY6.23)

By Elaine Ma