South Korea: Plant Engineering Ulsan PP Starts Up 400 KTA Polypropylene Production Unit

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Ulsan PP has announced the start-up of its polypropylene production facility in Ulsan, South Korea. Claimed to be one of Asia’s largest polypropylene plant, the unit makes use of Lyondell Basell’s Spheripol PP process technology.

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Under the joint venture agreement, Polymirae will offtake and sell all polypropylene produced by the facility to customers throughout Asia.
Under the joint venture agreement, Polymirae will offtake and sell all polypropylene produced by the facility to customers throughout Asia.
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Houston/USA – Lyondell Basell has recently announced the successful start-up of Ulsan PP Co.’s 400 kiloton per annum (KTA) polypropylene production facility. The facility, located in the southeastern port city of Ulsan, South Korea, is one of the largest of its kind in Asia. Ulsan PP Co., is a joint venture between Polymirae Company, (a 50:50 partnership of Lyondell Basell and DL Chemical) and SK Advanced.

Through the pandemic, Asian demand for polypropylene remained strong. Now, with the global economy recovering as well, this joint venture is extremely well positioned to meet even greater demand in the region

Ken Lane, Lyondell Basell Executive Vice President, Olefins and Polyolefins.

“Through the pandemic, Asian demand for polypropylene remained strong. Now, with the global economy recovering as well, this joint venture is extremely well positioned to meet even greater demand in the region,” said Ken Lane, Lyondell Basell Executive Vice President, Olefins and Polyolefins.

The facility uses Lyondell Basell’s fifth generation Spheripol PP process technology. Under the joint venture agreement, Polymirae will offtake and sell all polypropylene produced by the facility to customers throughout Asia. The companies broke ground on the facility in 2019.

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