In a move that will facilitate greater flexibility in meeting the market needs, Total Petrochemicals USA, Incorporated (TPI) has combined its Polyethylene and Polypropylene business units into a new Polyolefins Business Unit, with effect from January 1, 2008,
Combining the polypropylene and polyethylene operations into a single Polyolefins Business Unit more closely aligns the company with its international business.
Bill Campbell, currently TPI's vice president of Polyethylene, will become TPI's vice president of Polyolefins. Scott McEwen, currently vice president of Polypropylene, will become executive vice president and joint representative director of Samsung Total Petrochemicals Co. Ltd., effective February 1, 2008.
Total Petrochemicals USA, Inc. has manufacturing facilities in Texas and Louisiana as well as a research and development facility in La Porte and a refinery in Port Arthur. TPI owns and operates :
A 900 million pound pa high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant in Bayport, Texas..
A 2.35 billion pound pa polypropylene facility in La Porte, Texas, which is the world's largest polypropylene facility.