TITLE

Global demand behind butyl capacity boost

AUTHOR(S)
Dawson, Brad
PUB. DATE
October 2008
SOURCE
Rubber & Plastics News;10/6/2008, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that Lanxess AG is planning to open a plant in Singapore to increase its capacity for producing butyl rubber. Lanxess's global capacity for butyl from its current plants in Sarnia, Ontario, and Antwerp, Belgium, is nearly about 280,000 metric tons. According to Ron Commander, head of the company's Butyl Rubber business unit, the capacity will increase by nearly 35%, to 380,000 tons, after the opening of the Singapore plant in 2011.
ACCESSION #
35224842

 

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