Chemical trio advance butadiene project

Tokyo – Japan’s Kuraray Co. Ltd and Sumitomo Corp. and Thailand’s PTT Global Chemical Public Co. Ltd (PTTGC) have signed a joint venture agreement for manufacturing and sales of butadiene derivatives, Kuraray announced 7 March.

Based on the agreement the JV company will produce heat resistant polyamide (PA9T) and hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer (HSBC) products in Thailand.

Hemaraj Eastern Industrial Estate (Map Ta Phut complex) in Rayong, Thailand, has been identified as a candidate production site.

The decision builds on an agreement signed in September 2016 to conduct…

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