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Lanxess Begins Construction of Butyl Rubber Plant in Singapore

10:27 PM MDT | May 17, 2010 | Deepti Ramesh

Lanxess says it has broken ground on the previously announced new butyl rubber plant at Jurong Island, Singapore. The 100,000-m.t./year plant, with an investment of about €400 million ($575 million), is expected to begin production in the first quarter of 2013. Lanxess, in January 2010, brought forward its plans to build the butyl rubber facility, which had been delayed twice due to falling demand. The plant was originally due onstream in 2010. Lanxess announced the first delay in late 2008, saying that the plant would not be completed until 2012. It then...

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