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Dynasol Expands Production Capacity of Synthetic Rubber

Published on 2010-12-15. Author : SpecialChem

Dynasol, a subsidiary of Repsol and the Kuo Group, has created a joint company with the Chinese Xing'an petrochemicals company to build a facility and to produce and sell rubber.

The new plant will have a production capacity of 100,000 tonnes a year of synthetic rubber, which will also be marketed in other countries in the region. This facility will be part of the complex which the mother company Xing'an owns in Liaoning province, affording seamless integration of its main raw materials.

Dynasol to produce and sell Synthetic Rubber in China

Dynasol will provide this joint venture with the production technology, the know-how to develop new products and will provide technical service to clients. China's rubber demand is growing at 7% annually.

Dynasol, a subsidiary of Repsol and the Kuo Group, has signed an agreement with China's Shanxi Northern Xing'an Chemical Industry (Xing'an) to produce and market rubber in China. The two companies are to set up a joint company which will build a plant in north-eastern China with an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes of rubber solution. The agreement signed by Dynasol stipulates that both companies will have an equal share in the new company. Additionally, the rubber produced may also be sold to other countries in the region.

Dynasol will supply the production technology and the know-how in developing new products and will also provide technical service to clients, essential elements in the market for different types of synthetic rubber. Xing'an is a subsidiary of a diversified Chinese business group which owns a chemical complex in Liaoning province, in northeast China.

The new rubber facility will be part of the complex, resulting in a seamless integration of its main raw materials, styrene and butadiene, ensuring a reliable, consistent supply of both products. Dynasol is a global seller which today has two world-scale plants, in Spain and North America. With this new plant it will also become a global producer, boosting its present capacity by 50%. China's rubber demand is growing at 7% a year. The products' numerous applications include modified asphalts, modified plastics for the automotive industry, cables, adhesives and medical care.

About Dynasol Elastomers

Dynasol Elastomers is a leading global producer and supplier of styrene block copolymers (SBC's) and solution SBR. Dynasol operates in more than 70 countries and offers worldwide distribution of innovative elastomers under the well-known CalpreneĀ® and SolpreneĀ® trademarks. Since 1999, Dynasol has produced high-performance elastomers for asphalt modification (paving and roofing), adhesives and sealants, polymer modification, thermoplastic compounding, footwear, and vulcanized articles industries.

Source: Dynasol

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