Binzhou, Shandong – China’s Chambroad Sinopoly plans to start up a 150 kilotonne per annum (ktpa) bromobutyl rubber (BIIR) production facility by the end of 2020, the company told ERJ.
Located at Chambroad’s existing site in Binzhou, Shandong province, the new plant broke ground in September 2019, said the company.
It contains two 70ktpa and 80ktpa production lines employing process design by Italy’s Conser.
The €221-million (1.7 billion yuan) investment will create 150 jobs and generate €378 million annual sales when fully on-stream, said a separate statement by Shandong Development and Reform Commission.
Chambroad already operates a 50ktpa BIIR production unit on the site.
With the addition of the new capacity, the site’s BIIR production will account for 30% of China’s total market share and will become the country's largest BIIR manufacturing plant, the company told ERJ.
Chambroad also has ongoing projects for a 5ktpa unit for high-performance modified emulsifiers and a 50ktpa plant for polyolefin elastomers.