South Africa: Polypropylene Production Sasol Announces Major Investment
Sasol has completed another major capital investment in South Africa as part of its dual-regional, multi-asset hub growth strategy in Southern Africa and North America.
Secunda/South Africa — The company unveiled the C3 Expansion Project, which enables Sasol to increase its polypropylene production capacity by 103,000 tons per annum from its Secunda Chemicals Operations. “This particular investment further entrenches Sasol as a global chemicals player,” said Stephen Cornell, Joint President and Chief Executive Officer, Sasol Limited. “With more than ZAR 1 billion (approx. € 67 million) invested, we are proud to unveil yet another major capital investment in South Africa, our home.” Polypropylene is one of the world's most widely used petrochemical products. A versatile polymer, the product has a variety of applications which include packaging for consumer products, plastic parts for various industries including the automotive industry, and textiles. The chemical serves double duty both as a plastic and as a fibre.