05 May 1997 00:00 [Source: ICB]
This will be the first world-scale facility on the west coast. At present, most of the PP used by the 50 or more major converters in the region is shipped, primarily by rail, from the Gulf Coast.
Located adjacent to Arco's Los Angeles refinery, the plant will convert a refinery-grade propylene stream into PP homopolymers and random copolymers. Using gaseous by-products from its refinery as feedstock, Arco expects to reduce nitrogen oxide and sulphur oxide emissions.
Among other Unipol PP awards are Yanpet's 260 000 tonne/year plant at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, due for first quarter 2000 startup, and JG Summit's 180 000 tonne/year unit at Manila, the Philippines, due for completion at the end of 1997.
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