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CPChem to Build New PPS Plant

10:27 AM MDT | July 27, 2007 | Nancy Seewald

Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it will build a new 22 million-lbs/year polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant at Borger, TX. The investment amount was not disclosed. The new plant will share some infrastructure and operations with CPChem’s existing 22-million lbs/year PPS plant at Borger. Most of the PPS produced at Borger is sent to CPChem’s compounding facilities at Laporte, TX; Kallo, Belgium; and Tuas, Singapore, where it is compounded with glass fibers and minerals to develop resins. “The market for PPS is growing and our product is...

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