Braskem begins feasibility studies for proposed US PP plant
Previously, the head of Braskem America stated that the company was in talks regarding the construction of a new PP plant in US. The construction of any new PP plant is reportedly dependent on the availability of attractively-priced propylene feedstock. The proposed new plant is slated to have a world scale capacity of around 450,000-500,000 tons/year.
The company currently has five PP plants in the US, with production capacities of 225,000 tons/year at Seadrift, Texas, 330,000 tons/year at La Porte, Texas, 350,000 tons/year at Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania, 240,000 tons/year at Kenova, West Virginia and 320,000 tons/year at Freeport, Texas.
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