Located in the portal area of Dongying, Shandong province, a hub city for petrochemical industry in China, the plant broke ground in January 2016 and covers an area of 200,000 square metres.
The facility licenses solution polymerization technology from Italy’s IPT and is able to produce over 20 EPDM grades.
The unit will be the first EPDM facility with "world-class technology" built by a non-state Chinese company, Tongzhou told ERJ.
The plant has €121 million (950 million yuan) investment and is expected to generate €152 million annual revenue when on stream.
More details of Easter's rubber expansion plans will appear in the Jan/Feb issue of ERJ magazine.