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LyondellBasell to Shutter Illinois PP Capacity

8:15 AM MDT | May 19, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

LyondellBasell Industries says it will stop producing polypropylene (PP) at its Morris, IL polyethylene (PE)/PP site in the fourth quarter and shift PP production to other sites it operates that use the more advanced Spheripol and Spherizone process technologies. PE production at the Morris plant will not be affected, the company says. “The decision to stop polypropylene production at our Morris plant supports LyondellBasell’s long-term strategy to rationalize and concentrate production in our industry-leading Spheripol and Spherizone process...

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