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Strong expansion of synthetic rubber production capacity in Asia

at present, Asia has accounted for half of the world's synthetic rubber production. Major synthetic rubber enterprises are competing to invest in Asian countries, and the plant scale is becoming larger and larger. In addition, the synthetic rubber production capacity in Europe and the United States is obviously transferred to Asia. In the future, the production of butyl rubber, ethylene propylene rubber, nitrile rubber, styrene butadiene rubber and other synthetic rubber in Asia will gradually occupy the leading position in the world

butyl rubber: take charge of the global new production capacity

according to the statistics of the International Association of synthetic rubber producers (IISRP), in 2011, the total production capacity of the world's general synthetic rubber and styrene thermoplastic elastomer production units reached 15.97 million tons, including 7.06 million tons in Asia, accounting for 48% of the world's total production capacity expressed by the relevant person in charge of the national development and Reform Commission; China, Japan and South Korea have a total capacity of nearly 7million tons, accounting for about 40% of the world's total capacity

zhouwenrong, Deputy Secretary General of China Synthetic Rubber Industry Association, said that more than 85% of the world's total butyl rubber demand growth will occur in the Asia Pacific region. It is estimated that the average annual growth rate of world butyl rubber demand will be 4.6%, and the annual consumption will increase by 310000 tons, including 271000 tons in the Asia Pacific region

driven by strong consumption, the world's new butyl rubber plant capacity will fall to Asia before 2015. The butyl rubber plant capacity in Asia will increase from 185000 tons in 2010 to more than 800000 tons in 2016, and the new plant capacity will exceed 600000 tons/year, of which the butyl rubber production capacity in China will reach more than 315000 tons/year. In addition, the 100000 t/a butyl rubber project of LANXESS in Singapore will be put into operation in 2013; ExxonMobil will invest in the construction of 100000 t/a butyl rubber project in Saudi Arabia to minimize the vehicle body quality, and it is planned to put into operation in 2015; India Xincheng Industry Co., Ltd. and Russia Sibur Co., Ltd. jointly build a 100000 t/a butyl rubber plant in India, which is expected to be put into operation in 2014

EPDM: break the three pillars situation Guanying, senior engineer of CNPC Jihua Research Institute, said that the global EPDM production capacity is still mainly concentrated in North America, Western Europe, Asia and other regions, basically forming a three pillars pattern of North America (485000 tons/year), Western Europe (400000 tons/year) and Asia (389000 tons/year). In recent years, the global ethylene propylene rubber production capacity has shown a slow growth trend. Asia has become a pillar area for the development of the propylene rubber industry in recent years and even in the future, and the use of high molecular materials marked by plastics as much as possible is the most effective and powerful way to achieve vehicle weight reduction

according to the introduction, the EPDM projects under construction or planned at present mainly include the 75000 T/a unit built by Shanghai Sinopec Mitsui elastomer Co., Ltd. in China; JSR Japan plans to increase its EPDM production capacity in Korea from the current 90000 T/A to 150000 T/A; PetroChina Jilin Petrochemical Company plans to increase the ethylene propylene rubber capacity by 40000 tons/year; China Shaanxi Yanchang petrochemical, China Shandong Yuhuang chemical and South Korea SK plan to build 50000 T/a projects in Ningbo, China respectively; The elastomer project of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and ExxonMobil in Saudi Arabia, and the EPDM project jointly invested by Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo. With the gradual release of Asian production capacity, the global total production capacity of ethylene propylene rubber will increase significantly after 2015, and it is expected that the production capacity will exceed 1.65 million tons/year

nitrile rubber: China's production capacity has increased dramatically

high performance modified plastics such as PC and peek have been significantly used in electronics and electrical appliances. Li Jing, senior engineer of the Institute of synthetic rubber of the research center, said that the global production capacity of nitrile rubber reached 738500 tons in 2011. At present, the production capacity of nitrile rubber is mainly concentrated in the Asia Pacific region and Europe. The production capacity in Asia has increased significantly, while the production capacity in other regions has remained basically unchanged in recent years. LANXESS, ruiong chemical and PetroChina are the three largest nitrile rubber manufacturers in the world, with production capacity of 125000 T/A, 105000 T/A and 79500 T/a respectively. They all invest in production units in Asia. Among them, China's production capacity has increased sharply, becoming a key area for nitrile rubber production investment

the expansion of a 20000 t/a nitrile rubber plant in Zhenjiang Nandi, China, was completed at the beginning of this year. The 30000 T/a high-quality nitrile rubber plant of Langsheng taixiang (Nantong) Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. was put into operation in May this year. Nanjing Jinpu inser Synthetic Rubber Co., Ltd., a joint venture between Jiangsu Jinpu group and Mexico Kuo group, plans to build a 60000 T/a nitrile rubber plant with the technology of Mexico INSEA company (INSA), which will be constructed in two phases, of which the first phase is 30000 T/A. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2013. Russia sipur and Sinopec plan to use sipur technology to build 50000 T/a nitrile rubber in Shanghai. In 2011, the production capacity of nitrile rubber in China reached 183500 tons. It is expected that the production capacity of nitrile rubber in Chinese Mainland will reach about 315000 tons by the end of 2015

styrene butadiene rubber: SSBR is more favored by investors

styrene butadiene rubber is one of the main varieties of synthetic rubber, and it is also the focus of Asian investment of chemical enterprises. In particular, solution polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) can be used as an important raw material for green tires. In the next few years, the new capacity of SSBR in the world will be mainly concentrated in Asia. In particular, Japanese SSBR manufacturers have built new SSBR production units in Asia, which are expected to be put into operation after the middle of 2013

on March 19 this year, the construction of the SSBR plant of jsr-bst rubber company established by JSR and Bangkok BST synthetic rubber company started. It is estimated that the SSBR capacity of the plant in the first phase will be 50000 tons/year and will be put into operation in June 2013; The second stage will depend on the demand. The joint venture company jointly established by Indian oil company, Taiwan, China based taixiang Co., Ltd. and Marubeni Co., Ltd. of Japan plans to invest in the 120000 T/a styrene butadiene rubber project in Panipat, India, which is planned to be put into operation in 2013

Sumitomo chemical's 40000 t/a SSBR project in Singapore will be put into operation in the fourth quarter of 2013. The first phase of the 100000 t/a SSBR project of Asahi Kasei Co., Ltd. in Singapore will be put into operation in june2013, and the second phase will be put into operation in 2015. Shin Shing industries is building a 150000t/a emulsion polymerized styrene butadiene rubber plant in Hazra, Gujarat. It is expected to be completed and put into operation in the middle of 2013

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