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Siam Cement, Japanese firms link in ethylidene norbornene plan

2:26 PM MDT | October 29, 2012

Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok) says its SCG Chemicals subsidiary has signed an agreement with two Japanese companies, 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 a key component in the production of ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber, which is mainly used in the automotive sector. The facility is expected to be located at SCG Chemicals’ manufacturing site at Map Ta Phut. It will be designed to produce 20,000...

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