ERJ staff report (DS)
Beijing, China -- In a review of the last 10 years of China's rubber chemicals industry, the China Rubber Industry Association (CRIA) says output has increased to 800,000 tonnes per year, up from 138,000 a decade ago. This now represents more than 50 percent of global production, said the CRIA.
The CRIA claims China's production of various chemicals including Si-69 silane coupling agent is now the largest of any country in the world.
The government has supported this growth with the development of a number of dedicated comapnies in the sector. In 2007 the Ministry of Science, created Yanggu Huatai Chemical Co., Ltd. to compete in the rubber chemicals industry
During the current (eleventh) five-year plan, the country has increased 4020 series of PPD anti-oxidants and other modern chemical families including thiazole accelerators. Furthermore, chemicals which contribute to the production of N-Nitrosamines has been reduced.
The industry plans going forward, include the development of low PAH extender oils and the reduction of zinc oxide use.
The aim, said Xu Chunhua, vice president of the China Rubber Industry Association, is to "really become a world leader in rubber chemicals. "
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Long report from CRIA website (Chinese language)
Above report auto-translated (from Chinese)