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Formosa expands polyethylene and polypropylene capabilities

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Formosa Plastics Corp. U.S.A. has announced the process technologies being used for its polyethylene and polypropylene production expansions in Point Comfort, Texas, US.

The new tubular low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant’s technology has been licensed from ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing, LLC. The plant will have a production capacity of 400 000 tpy.

The new dual-purpose polyethylene (PE) plant’s technology will use UNIPOLTM PE Process technology, licensed from Univation Technologies, LLC. The plant will be able to produce both high density PE (HDPE) and linear LDPE (LLDPE), with a combined production capacity of 400 000 tpy.

The new polypropylene (PP) plant’s technology has been licensed from Japan Polypropylene Corp. (JPP). The plant will add 250 000 tpy of capacity to the site’s current PP production.

The addition of these three process technologies and plants at Point Comfort will expand the company’s product offerings and increase production flexibility. The LDPE plant will initiate the company’s entry into the North American LDPE market. The ExxonMobil technology is recognised for producing high-quality resins safely and reliably.

“We look forward to introducing our new line of Formolene® LDPE resins and expanding our current Formolene HDPE and LLDPE product lines,” states Ken Mounger, Vice President and General Manager, Polyolefins. “Our additional supply of Formolene PP will enable us to grow in key strategic markets, too.”

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