Petrotahlil - US styrene butadiene rubber (SBR) producers Goodyear, Lion Elastomers and Arlanxeo have shut down their sites in southeast Texas ahead of Hurricane Laura, according to market sources.
All of the sites are within Jefferson and Orange counties, which are under mandatory evacuation orders.
These sites represent 34% of US SBR production capacity, according to the ICIS Supply and Demand Database.
A Bridgestone Firestone plant is also in the path of the storm in Lake Charles, Louisiana, but it is understood to be operational. That site has 134,000 tonnes/year capacity and is within Calcasieu parish, which has a voluntary evacuation order in place.
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Source : ICIS