Polish chemical firm Synthos has made a final investment decision for the construction of a new butadiene extraction unit with associated logistic infrastructure to be built in Plock, Poland. The commissioning of the butadiene extraction unit and first production are scheduled for 2024 and it will have a BD capacity of 120 kilotonnes/year.
Air Liquide Engineering and Construction is licensing the BASF NMP Butadiene Extraction technology and has been awarded with the overall engineering, procurement and construction services and supplies for the project.
In view of Synthos’ continuous innovations and expansion, amongst others in the segments Synthetic Rubbers and Latexes, the new unit is a next step to safeguard Synthos’ strategic feedstock position close to its consuming assets in Central and Eastern Europe, it adds.
Synthos S.A. is a chemical producer and a key player in the global synthetic rubber market. Synthos S.A Capital Group’s line of business involves the production and sales of chemical products used as raw materials and intermediate products in a wide range of industries, in particular, in the tyre industry, the construction industry and the packaging industry.