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Ube to Expand Butadiene Rubber Production Capacity

12:27 AM MDT | July 28, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Ube Industries says it will invest ¥1.4 billion ($16 million) to expand its facilities for manufacturing butadiene rubber (BR) at the company’s Chiba Petrochemical Factory at Ichihara, Japan. The expansion will add 15,000 m.t./year of BR capacity, increasing the plant’s total capacity to 110,000 m.t./year. The expansion is expected to be completed by August 2012. The move is in response to growing demand for BR in the Asian region including in China and Japan, Ube says. Ube has BR production facilities in China, Japan, and Thailand, and the...

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