Honeywell’s UOP Technology Selected To Boost Yields At Romania’s Largest Synthetic Rubber Facility

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that its technology has been selected to boost yields at Romania’s largest synthetic rubber production facility. Romania’s Energy Bio-Chemicals will use Honeywell’s UOP KLP™ process to purify butadiene, a monomer used to produce synthetic rubber, at the company’s CAROM Onesti Styrene Butadiene Rubber facility.

Butadiene demand – driven by growth in the replacement tire industry, and electronics and consumer markets – exceeded supply by 170 thousand metric tons in 2011, according to the May 2012 Chemsystem Nexant report. Currently, Europe and the Middle East together are responsible for more than a quarter of the global butadiene demand.

“As global demand for tires continues to grow, UOP’s technology allows producers to maximize yields with nearly 100 percent conversion of vinyl acetylene to butadiene,” said Pete Piotrowski, vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Process Technology and Equipment business unit.


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