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ExxonMobil begins engineering work on potential Gulf Coast polypropylene production expansion

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ExxonMobil has announced that it has started engineering work on a potential US Gulf Coast project to expand polypropylene manufacturing capacity by up to 450 000 tpy, to meet growing demand for high-performance, lightweight durable plastics. A final decision on the investment, anticipated to be several hundred million dollars, is expected later this year. Facility startup could come as early as 2021.

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