Ferrara, Italy – Versalis is building a new plant in northern Italian province of Ferrara in a bid to improve its speciality elastomer offerings.
In a presentation to its clients this summer, the plant, known as GP27, will produce elastomers, ethylene – propylene copolymer rubber (EPR) and ethylene – propylene diene terpolymer (EPDM).
Both product families are sold under the trade name Dutral.
With the nominal capacity of 60 kilotonne per annum (ktpa), the facility will span an area of about 32,000 square metres and will employ slurry technology.
The unit is…