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Siam Cement and two Japanese firms link in ethylidene norbornene investment plan

8:38 AM MDT | October 19, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) says its SCG Chemicals subsidiary has signed an agreement with two Japanese producers, JX Nippon Oil & Energy (JX) and Sanyo Chemical Industries (SCI), to conduct a feasibility study to build a world-scale ethylidene norbornene (ENB) plant in Thailand. ENB is an important component in the production of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber, which is mainly used in the automotive sector. Demand for ENB is expected to grow in Asia as car manufacturing increases, the companies say.   The facility is expected to be...

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