APLA '10: Braskem mulls options for Camacari PP plant

08 November 2010 18:47  [Source: ICIS news]

RIO DE JANEIRO (ICIS)--Braskem is continuing to consider options for its “outdated technology” polypropylene (PP) plant in Camacari, Bahia, northeast Brazil, an executive with the producer said on Monday.

“One day we will need to update that plant, and the update will be a scratch and build,” said Rui Chammas, Braskem’s vice president for polymers. “There is no room for a slurry plant in a very competitive market.”

For now, however, Braskem will continue operate the plant, he said. “It’s not in our plans to change anything.”

Chammas was responding to speculation that the 125,000 tonne/year slurry technology plant could be closed.

Closure of the PP plant was less likely, Chammas said, “because we have the propylene there”.

He spoke to ICIS on the sidelines of the Latin American Petrochemical Association (APLA) annual meeting.

The APLA conference runs through Tuesday.

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By: Anna Jagger
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By: Anna Jagger
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