HMC Polymers will inaugurate its PP plant in Map Ta Phut after capacity expansion in Q2-10. Annual polypropylene production capacity has been increased by 300,000 tons in addition to the existing capacity of 450,000 tons in a bid to serve growing demand for polypropylene both domestically and internationally. The company is an affiliate of PTT and LyondellBasell.
HMC Polymers' capacity expansion project for polypropylene was not included in the recent Central Administrative Court's suspensions for the Map Ta Phut area, so it can proceed with construction work. HMC Polymers is Thailand's first polypropylene resin manufacturer.