LyondellBasell Industries has commenced production at its new 15,000 tpa polypropylene (PP) compounding facility in Nansha, China. The new facility is operated by Guangzhou Basell Advanced Polyolefins Co. and supplies PP composites and alloy materials to the automotive and appliance industries. With the new capacity coming onstream, the company's total PP compounding capacity in China is 50,000 tpa.
LyondellBasell operates 15 PP compounding plants in 12 countries across 4 continents, with a total production capacity of 1.2 mln tpa. The company's 16th PP compounding plant will be on-stream in Saudi Arabia next year, and plants in India and Russia are planned for the near future.