|Published: 2017-09-22 um 06:06 Uhr||Options:|
LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, yesterday 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.|
LyondellBasell's new PP Compounding Plant in Dalian, China, will allow the company to serve automotive customers in the strategically important North China region.
"With China's automobile market poised for significant growth over the next several years this facility allows us to better serve our customers, reduce shipping time and logistics costs while delivering a strong return for our shareholders", said LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel. "This plant leverages our global value chain, from polypropylene technology to specialized compounded products, for the benefit of our customers in the region."
LyondellBasell is according to its statement the largest producer of PP compounds in the world, with 15 wholly owned facilities, including the Dalian plant, and three joint ventures in twelve countries. Currently in China, LyondellBasell operates PP compounding plants in Suzhou and Guangzhou. The addition of the Dalian plant allows the company's further expansion into the strategically important North China region which is home to a number of major automobile manufacturers including BMW, Daimler, GM, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan and Chery.
"This plant will supply our customers with the innovative products they need to produce more efficient and comfortable vehicles and allow us to maintain our leadership position in the automotive sector", said Richard Roudeix, LyondellBasell senior vice president, Olefins & Polyolefins, Europe, Asia and International.
Jean Gadbois, LyondellBasell senior vice president, Manufacturing, Europe, Asia and International, added: "Our plants in China use the same process and materials as the plants in other strategic regions to guarantee uniformity of specifications for our global customers."
Most recently, in 2015, the company announced the strategic acquisition of SJS Plastiblends Pvt. Ltd and the PP compounding assets of Zylog Plastalloys Pvt., making LyondellBasell the third largest producer of PP compounds in India. All LyondellBasell PP compounding plants provide tailor-made solutions allowing automobile parts to meet demanding automotive specifications while providing consistency with global quality standards.
More information: www.lyondellbasell.com
LyondellBasell, Rotterdam, Netherlands
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