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Ineos Shutters Two U.S. Polypropylene Units

11:46 AM MST | November 18, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Ineos Olefins & Polymers USA says it intends to shut down two polypropylene (PP) bulk phase units at La Porte, TX by early 2009. The closure represents about 520 million lb/year of homopolymer and random copolymer capacity, the company says. One of the two lines will close by year-end, and the other by the end of January. Ineos says the move is part of efforts to “strengthen its competitiveness” in the PP market in the U.S. “Ineos remains committed to delivering quality products that meet our customers’ needs, and we believe that our...

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