29 March 2007 17:12 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--Chevron Phillips Chemical said on Thursday it will build a 22m lb (10,000 tonne)/year polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant in Borger, Texas, next to its existing PPS plant.
The facility will expand the company’s PPS capacity at the site to about 44m lb/year, and will share some infrastructure with the existing Ryton PPS plant, Chevron Phillips said in a press release.
The construction process will begin immediately, with project completion anticipated in early 2009. Jacobs Engineering will provide engineering and procurement services, while Zachry Construction will provide the construction services, the Chevron Phillips said.
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Chevron Phillips could not be reached immediately for comment regarding the cost of the project.
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PPS polymers exhibit outstanding chemical resistance, thermal and dimensional stability, and fire resistance, Chevron Phillips said. PPS’s extreme inertness toward organic solvents and inorganic salts and bases makes for outstanding performance in corrosion-resistant applications.
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