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Chambroad to expand rubber material facility

October 09/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Chambroad Zhongju New Materials is to add new facilities with the capacity to produce 150 kilotonne per annum (ktpa) of bromobutyl rubber (BIIR) at its plant in Binzhou, Shandong, said European-rubber-journal.

The projects phase 1, with a nameplate capacity of 70ktpa for BIIR production, passed environmental regulatory approval in July, said the companys website.

Spanning 63,000 square metres and also featuring a 100ktpa plant for isbutene production, the first phase is slated to come on stream in October 2020.

Chambroad Zhongju currently has a 50ktpa capacity for butyl rubber (IIR).

It is also planning a 55 million (430 million yuan) project for modified catonic styrene-butadiene latex used as an emulsifying agent for asphalt. The project will make 5ktpa of liquid emulsifyer and 3ktpa of powder emulsifier each year.

High performance modified emulsifier has great market prospects with the development of Chinas highway construction and maintenance markets, said the projects environmental filing.

In September 2019, LyondellBasell announced that Shandong Chambroad Petrochemicals Co. Ltd., (Shandong Chambroad), has selected the LyondellBasell Hostalen "Advance Cascade Process" (Hostalen ACP) technology. The low-pressure slurry process technology will be used for a 350KTA high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit to be built in their petrochemical complex in Binzhou city, Shandong province, P.R. China.

As MRC informed earlier, Chambroad Zhongju New Material plans to invest USD490 mln to construct a 600,000 tonne/year polypropylene (PP) plant at Binzhou in Shandong province.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated consumption of PP in the Russian market totalled 694,210 tonnes in January-June 2019, up by 14% year on year. The supply of propylene block copolymers (PP-block) and propylene homopolymers (PP-homo) increased.

Chambroad Zhongju was set up in 2016 in Binzhous Boxing Economic Devleopment Zone. It is a fully owned subsidiary of privately held Chambroad Petrochemicals.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PE, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, HDPE, natural rubber, synthetic rubbers, China.
Category:General News
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