BASF expands polypropylene catalysts capacity in Texas

16 April 2009 21:26  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW YORK (ICIS news)--Germany-based BASF has completed a debottlenecking and an expansion of its LYNX polypropylene (PP) catalysts facility in Pasadena, Texas, the company said on Thursday.

“Although current economic conditions are challenging and have impacted polyolefins demand, our long-term outlook for global polyolefin catalysts growth remains strong,” said George Vann, BASF’s global business director for polyolefin catalysts.

LYNX catalysts are used commercially in most major PP process technologies, including slurry, bulk loop, stirred gas, fluid gas and stirred bulk.

“Completion of this project further enables BASF to be a strong, reliable partner to the market now and in the future,” Vann said.

In addition to manufacturing and distributing PP catalysts, the Pasadena complex is a research and development centre.

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