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Shenhua Opens PP Plant

9:24 AM MDT | September 3, 2010

Shenhua Coal Baotou Coal Chemicals (Shenhua; Beijing) has started up a 300,000 m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plant at Inner Mongolia, China. The plant is based on Dow Chemical’s Unipol PP technology and is the first plant in China to manufacture PP made from coal-generated olefins. Dow’s Unipol technology accounts for about 17% of global PP output, the company says. Thus far Dow has signed six Unipol agreements in...

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