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Polymers

Sinopec opens copolymer plant

by Alexander H. Tullo
April 30, 2023 | A version of this story appeared in Volume 101, Issue 14

 

A new Sinopec styrene-butadiene copolymer plant in China.
Credit: Sinopec
Sinopec's new styrene-butadiene copolymer plant

The Sinopec subsidiary Hainan Baling Chemical New Material has started up a $280 million styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) plant in China. The plant has annual capacity of 120,000 metric tons (t) for styrene-butadiene-styrene and 50,000 t for styrene-ethylene-butadiene-styrene. Sinopec says the expansion makes it the world’s largest producer of SBC.

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