Mahshahr, Iran – Iran has broken ground on a polybutadiene rubber (BR) production plant at its Takht-e Jamshid petrochemical complex, according to news reports from the country.
The 35 kilotonne per annum (ktpa) unit will be built at site of Takht-e Jamshid facility where another 50ktpa unit of SBR (styrene butadiene rubber) and BR is already in production.
Construction of the plant, according to Parviz Hamidi, managing director Takht-e Jamshid Petrochemicl Co, is expected to cost of 254 billion rials (€75.5 million) and will create up to 700 jobs.
The unit will supply materials to local tire manufacturers, said the website of the state Iranian TV on 13 Dec.
The technology for the plant, said Hamidi, is licenced by local chemical engineering shareholder Spec.