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China

In 2016, our presence in China was focused on our Lubricants and Chemicals businesses.

 

Lubricants

We manufacture and distribute lubricants with the Malaysian company UMW at the Guangdong plant in China, and the Kuala Lumpur plant in Malaysia.



 

Chemicals

We have been partners with Dynasol, a business dedicated to the production of rubber solution, since 1999, through an alliance with Mexico’s Grupo Kuo. In 2015, Repsol and Grupo Kuo agreed to extend the alliance with Dynasol. Repsol provides specialized products and chemical accelerators to vulcanize rubber from Spain, and Grupo Kuo provides its synthetic rubber solution and nitrile rubber units in Mexico and China. 

At the end of 2015, Dynasol commissioned two new plants in China through 50% joint ventures with Chinese partners Shanxi Northern Xing’an Chemical Industry and Jiangsu GPRO Group.  These new plants have an installed capacity of 100,000 tons/year of styrene butadiene-based synthetic rubber and 30,000 tons/year of nitrile rubber. The plants are located in Liaoning and Jiangsu provinces, respectively.

Today, Dynasol is a leader in the world synthetic rubber market and a global producer with plants in Europe, America, and Asia.