MOSCOW (MRC) -- Synthos announced the final investment decision for the construction of a new Butadiene Extraction Unit with associated logistic infrastructure to be built in Plock, Poland, said the company.
Air Liquide Engineering and Construction licenses the BASF NMP Butadiene Extraction technology and has been awarded with the overall engineering, procurement and Construction services and supplies for the project. The commissioning of the Butadiene Extraction Unit and first production are scheduled for 2024. The Butadiene extraction Unit will have a BD capacity of 120 kt/y.
In view of Synthos’ continuous innovations and expansion, amongst others in the segments Synthetic Rubbers and Latexes, the New Butadiene Unit is a next step to safeguard Synthos’ strategic feedstock position close to its consuming assets in CEE.
Earlier it was reported that Synthos closed the production of polybutadiene rubber (PBK) in Kralupy nad Vltavou (Kralupy, Czech Republic) for scheduled repairs. This plant with a capacity of 100 thousand tons of PBK per year will be closed for one month.
Butadiene is one of the main raw materials for the production of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS).
According to the ICIS-MRC Price Report, ABS imports to Russia grew by 19% in the first three quarters of 2021 compared to the same period last year and amounted to 30,000 tonnes against 25,300 tonnes. The share of South Korean supplies fell to 57% (17,100 tonnes) against 63% (16,000 tonnes) a year earlier.
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 tire industry, the construction industry and the packaging industry.