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LyondellBasell to extend polypropylene production in Italy

September 24/2010

ROTTERDAM (LyondellBasell) -- With growing customer requirements for high-performance, specialty polypropylene (PP) products, LyondellBasell announced today that it plans to extend production and technology capabilities at its Spherizone PP process technology plant in Brindisi, Italy.


Scheduled for completion in 2012, an upgraded process design and capacity expansion will include the use of additional co-monomers such as hexene to manufacture products with the properties required by pipe, sophisticated film and healthcare applications. Plant capacity is expected to be increased by 50 KT, extending total capacity to 235 KT per year.


According to Anton de Vries, LyondellBasells senior vice president, Olefins and Polyolefins, Europe, Asia and International, This project will enable LyondellBasell to better support the growing demand for higher-value, specialty PP grades.


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