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Inauguration: PP Compounding Lyondell Basell Starts Production at New Plant in China

| Author / Editor: Ahlam Rais / Wolfgang Ernhofer

The company has begun production at its new 20 kilotonne per year polypropylene (PP) compounding plant and is eyeing to serve numerous automotive players in North China.

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Lyondell Basell begins production at its New Plant in Dalian, China.
Lyondell Basell begins production at its New Plant in Dalian, China.
(Source: Lyondell Basell)

Houston/USA; Rotterdam/The Netherlands – Lyondell Basell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, has recently announced the successful startup of a new 20 kilotonne per year polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Dalian, China. This is the company’s third facility in China, strategically located to serve the region’s growing automotive market.

The company is one of the largest producers of PP compounds in the world, with 15 wholly owned facilities, including the Dalian plant, and three joint ventures in 12 countries. In China, the company currently operates PP compounding plants in Suzhou and Guangzhou. The addition of the Dalian plant allows the company to further expand into the strategically important region of North China which is home to a number of major automobile manufacturers including BMW, Daimler, GM, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan and Chery.

Most recently, in 2015, the company had also announced the strategic acquisition of SJS Plastiblends and the PP compounding assets of Zylog Plastalloys, making Lyondell Basell the third largest producer of PP compounds in India.

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