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Sunoco to Close Bayport Polypropylene Plant

4:46 PM MST | January 13, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Sunoco says it will permanently close its 400-million lbs/year polypropylene (PP) facility at Bayport, TX by April 30. “The decision to close the facility was made after an extensive review which demonstrated that the plant is no longer financially viable,” says Bruce D. Rubin, v.p., Sunoco Chemicals. Sunoco’s three other PP facilities at La Porte, TX, Marcus Hook, PA and Neal, WV will assume a portion of Bayport’s production, the company says. “Our goal is to ensure that we make the most competitive and profitable mix of products to...

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