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Braskem to startup new PP plant in Texas in Q3 2020

July 03/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Braskem USA is planning to startup its new polypropylene (PP) plant in the third quarter this year, reported CommoPlast with reference to market sources.

Based in La Porte, Texas, United States, the plant has a production capacity of 450,000 tons/year.

A source from the market players informed that the plant has been successfully conduct trial run and producers small quantity of off-grade homo-PP cargoes since beginning of June 2020, meanwhile it is slated to have offers to China within Q3 this year.

The new PP plant is known as the Delta project, which costs investment of USD675 million and the construction has begun since 2017.

As MRC informed earlier, in H2 June, 2020, Braskem announced it had completed construction of its newest PP production facility at La Porte, Texas. The new plant has the capability to produce the entire PP portfolio including homopolymer, impact copolymer and random copolymers. The plant added 50 permanent full-time jobs to support long-term commercial production.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, PP shipments to the Russian market was 457,930 tonnes in January-May 2020 (calculated by the formula production minus export plus import). Deliveris of exclusively PP random copolymer increased.

Braskem S.A. produces petrochemicals and generates electricity. The Company produces ethylene, propylene, benzene, toluene, xylenes, butadiene, butene, isoprene, dicyclopentediene, MTBE, caprolactam, ammonium sulfate, cyclohexene, polyethylene theraphtalat, polyethylene, and polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, Braskem, Rossiya, USA.
Category:General News
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