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World's biggest NdPBR rubber facility in Singapore underway

March 03/2012

(process-worldwide) -- The world's biggest plant for neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) takes the next step: Lanxess announced its EUR200 million project to be well underway. Groundbreaking could be celebrated in September, CEO Heitmann said.

Singapore Construction works for the world's largest plant for neodymium polybutadiene rubber (Nd-PBR) are about to begin in Singapore, where German speciality chemicals company Lanxess invest EUR 200 million in a new 140,000 metric tons per year production facility.

The company is confident that constructions can begin this year, as the engineering works for the plant are well advanced, company speakers told. Groundbreaking at the construction site in Jurong Island Chemical Park is scheduled for September 11th. The factory, the largest of its kind, will mainly serve the market for Green Tires, especially in Asia, Lanxess stated. First commercial operations are expected for 2015.
Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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