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LyondellBasell to shutter a PP line at Wesseling, Germany

December 02/2009

December, 02 ( -- By the end of the year, LyondellBasell plans to shut down its smallest and oldest polypropylene (PP) line in Wesseling, Germany, thereby reducing capacity at the site by 110,000 tpa. The economic unviability of the current polypropylene operating rate at Wesseling has triggered this shutdown. Wesseling is the companys largest facility in Europe.

      MRC Reference

LyondellBasell.  The share in the Russian market in 2008:
 PE  - 1.4% (including HDPE - 2.5%, LDPE 0.3%);
 PP 4.1% (including block-copolymers - 9.5%).

Annual sales growth in Russia, during the recent 5 years:
 PE - 27%;
 PP 88%.

The leader in the following polymers processing technologies:

 pipe extrusion;

 film extrusion;

 injection molding.



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