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Lanxess Further Delays Construction of Butyl Rubber Facility in Singapore

2:29 AM MDT | June 29, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Lanxess says it is postponing the construction of its new butyl rubber facility in Singapore due to fall in demand, and that production is now scheduled to start in 2014. The 100,000 m.t./year plant with an investment of about €400 million had been originally due on stream in 2010, and in December 2008 Lanxess had announced it will delay completion of the plant until 2012. Lanxess says it will use the time to finish developing a new technology for butyl rubber production that will then be used at the Singapore facility. “We expect the new capacity to...

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