BINZHOU, China—By the end of the year, Chambroad Sinopoly plans to start a pair of production lines at a bromobutyl rubber production facility in Binzhou that, together, will triple the output of the plant's existing line.
In a statement to ERJ, Chambroad said it will add 150,000 metric tons of annual capacity to the site that already produces 50,000 tons of BIIR each year. With the added capacity, the site will account for 30 percent of China's BIIR total market share and establish itself as country's largest BIIR plant.
Chambroad broke ground on the expansion in 2019. The new two production lines, employing processes designed by Italy's Conser, will have outputs of 70,000 and 80,000 tons per year
The $242 million investment will create 150 jobs and generate $414 million annual sales when fully onstream, a separate statement by Shandong Development and Reform Commission said.
Chambroad's ongoing projects include a unit with an annual capacity for 5,000 tons of high-performance modified emulsifiers, and a plant with the capability to produce 50,000 tons of polyolefin elastomers.