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LyondellBasell to Close PP Line in Germany

6:39 AM MST | December 1, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

LyondellBasel says it will shut down one polypropylene (PP) line at its Wesseling, Germany complex by the end of the year. PP capacity at the site will be reduced by 110,000 m.t./year to 350,000 m.t./year, as a result. "We have concluded that our current PP operating rate at Wesseling is no longer economically viable," says Anton de Vries, LyondellBasel's president/Europe. The line being shutdown is one of the smallest and oldest such units within the group, he says. PP at Wesseling is produced using the Novolven technology. "We...

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