Mitsui, Sinopec to build EPDM plant in Shanghai

Japan’s Mitsui Chemicals and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, have formed a 50:50 joint venture to make and distribute ethylene propylene diene terpolymer, or EPDM, Mitsui said Tuesday.
The establishment of the joint venture follows an agreement signed by both companies in December 2011 to build a 75,000 metric tonnes/year EPDM plant at Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, with commercial operations expected in Q1 2014.
Mitsui said total investment in the EPDM project will be about US$315 million.