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SABIC launches pilot PP plant in Netherlands

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 13/09/2017 (09:15)
According to a press release, Saudi Arabian producer SABIC has launched its new pilot polypropylene (PP) plant located in Geleen, Netherlands as of September 12, 2017 as a part of its 2025 strategy.

The company’s plans on this new plant dated back to last year while the initial start-up date was originally planned as the end of March 2017.

The new start-up houses two major plants and uses gas-phase polymerization technology in order to develop new grades of PP, which remains flexible and moldable under heat. The plant includes a dedicated extrusion line and it will support the production at nearby full-scale plants of materials that meet the needs of various customer industries, most notably automotive, pipe, appliances and advanced packaging.

The plant is capable of producing 1,000,000 tons/day of PP copolymer and random grades, according to company sources. SABIC already has PP two copolymer plants in Geleen area, with 310,000 tons/year capacity for each.
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