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Borealis shut PP production in Germany

September 09/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Austrias Borealis has halted PP operations at its Burghausen site in Bavaria, Germany, reported NCT.

The company has been experiencing issues related to an interruption of the raw material deliveries from the neighboring cracker of OMV, sources reported.

However, the news was not directly confirmed by the company at the time of press.

The company currently operates two PP plants at the complex, which have a combined capacity of 560,000 tons/year.

As MRC wrote previously, in March 2018, Borealis and United Chemical Company LLP (UCC) signed a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) for the development of a world-scale polyethylene project, integrated with an ethane cracker, in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 796,120 tonnes in January-July 2019, up by 11% year on year. Shipments of PP block copolymer and homopolymer PP increased..

Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With headquarters in Vienna, Austria, Borealis currently employs around 6,500 and operates in over 120 countries.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, propylene, ethylene, Borealis, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russia.
Category:General News
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