Keyuan’s SBS line started up

Keyuan PetrochemCHINESE petrochemicals supplier Keyuan Petrochemicals has started up one of its production lines for styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) after successful trials and testing in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The company began construction of its 70,000-tonne SBS production facility in September 2010 and completed construction last year. After several trials and adjustments, one SBS production line began commercial production in December 2011. The company produced and sold approximately 2,733 tonnes and 2,623 tonnes of SBS in the fourth quarter, respectively.(PRA)