19/07/2010

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Elastomer Bulletin 4: Chinese BR Technology Development Report

This nine-page report details the polybutadiene rubber technology research in China, including the development of conventional cis-polybutadiene (BR), low cis-polybutadiene (LCBR), high vinyl polybutadiene (HVBR), and the technology of bulk polymerisation of butadiene. According to the report, rare earth catalysed polybutadiene, producing LCBR and HVBR, is now playing a more important role in China's emerging BR downstream market with increasing high performance requirements such as better abrasion resistance for tyres and plastics modifications. Energy saving technology is also being developed.



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