Report: Michelin-licensed rubber JV to start operation in Q2 ‘18

Jakarta – A Michelin-licensed synthetic rubber manufacturing plant in Indonesian is 93.5% complete and set to start production in spring, according to a news report.

The facility is to be operated by PT Synthetic Rubber Indonesia (SRI), a joint venture company of Michelin and PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP).

The plant will use butadiene feedstock produced by PT Petrokimia Butadiene Indonesia, a subsidiary of CAP, to produce 120 kilotonnes per annum of solution styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR).

In a 23 Jan report, Indonesian newspaper Industry quoted the…

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