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Braskem Completes Acquisition of Dow's PP Business

9:25 AM MDT | October 3, 2011 | Lindsey Bewley

Braskem says it has completed the acquisition of the polypropylene (PP) business from Dow Chemical. The assets involved in the deal include manufacturing sites at Freeport and Seadrift, TX and Wesseling and Schkopau, Germany. The four sites have a total PP production capacity of about 1.05 million m.t./year. The two U.S. manufacturing plants will be fully integrated into Braskem America, while the two German plants will operate under Braskem Europe GmbH.   “We see enormous potential for growth and innovation in thermoplastics resins because of the...

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