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LyondellBasell Expands Spherizone Polypropylene Plant in Italy

5:40 AM MDT | September 23, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

LyondellBasell says it plans to extend production and technology capabilities of its Spherizone process polypropylene (PP) plant at Brindisi, Italy. The project will add 50,000 m.t./year PP capacity bringing the total to 235,000 m.t./year on completion in 2012. The company will upgrade the existing plant to use additional co-monomers, including hexene, to manufacture products with properties required by the pipe, film, and healthcare segments. "This project will enable LyondellBasell to better support the growing demand for higher-value, specialty PP...

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