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Toyo to build India’s first large-scale SBR plant  

By Gerald Ondrey |

Toyo Engineering India Limited (Toyo-India), an Indian subsidiary of Toyo Engineering Corp. (Toyo; Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp), has been awarded a contract to build a Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR) plant with a capability of 120,000 ton/yr . The $200-million (estimated) plant will be constructed at Panipat in the State of Haryana innorthwestern Indiaby Indian Synthetic Rubber Limited (ISRL) — a joint venture of Indian Oil Corp. (IOCL), India’s largest state-owned oil company, TSRC Corp. (TSRC), a large Taiwanese synthetic-rubber supplier, and Marubeni Corp. of Japan. Synthetic rubber produced by this plant will be utilized as feedstock to meet the rapidly growing demand for automotive tires, using butadiene supplied from an adjacent ethylene plant. This project for India s first large-scale synthetic rubber plant will utilize TSRC s technology. Toyo-India will execute this project under an EPC turnkey contract covering from engineering to construction and commissioning. The plant is scheduled for completion in 2013 subject to the client receiving environmental permission by the end of July 2011. Toyo completed a 800,000-ton/yr ethylene complex for IOCL in 2010, and is now constructing a fluidized catalytic cracker…
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