China: Grassroots Plant Badger to Provide EB/SM Plant for China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical

Editor: Alexander Stark

Badger announced that Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical has selected the company’s proprietary technology for a 1.200 kta grassroots ethylbenzene / styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant being built in Daxiaoyushan Island, China.

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Boston/USA — The contract includes technology license, process design and start-up services.

The new plant, one of the largest EB/SM plants in the world, will utilize the company’s proprietary EB-Max 1 technology integrated with Badger’s proprietary styrene technology. Basic engineering design work has begun and the plant is scheduled for mechanical completion and startup in 2018.

Styrene monomer, with a worldwide capacity of over 30 million metric tons per annum, is a precursor to the production of a variety of polymer derivatives, including polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR).