LyondellBasell Industries has set operations at its Nansha-based new polypropylene (PP) compounding facility in China underway, with a nominal capacity of 15,000 tpa. The new facility is operated by Guangzhou Basell Advanced Polyolefins Co., and supplies polypropylene composites and alloy materials to the automotive and appliance industries. The new PP compounding facility is the company's second one in China with another PP compounding plant situated in Suzhou making total PP compounding capacity in the country to be 50,000 tpa.
"The Nansha plant opening marks another milestone in our ongoing commitment to this market, and underscores our leadership position in polypropylene compounding," said Frank Noeltgen, Vice President of LyondellBasell's Automotive Business in Asia Pacific. Globally, LyondellBasell operates 15 PP compounding plants amounting to 1.2 mln tpa capacity. The company's 16th PP compounding plant will be on-stream in Saudi Arabia in 2009, and plants in India and Russia are planned for the near future.