LyondellBasell to shut polypropylene plant

LyondellBasell Industries is to cease the production of polypropylene (PP) at its plant in Terni, Italy.
The company has begun to consult employees about the permanent shutdown of the unit.
Lyndon “Demand for polypropylene continues to be affected by global economic conditions and the resulting market environment has made facilities such as Terni no longer economically viable,” said Anton De Vries, LyondellBasell’s senior vice president. “We expect to be able to meet projected customer demand for polypropylene with product supplied from our other facilities in Italy.”
LyondellBasell says PP production activities in Italy will be focused on the company’s major sites at Ferrara and Brindisi. The Terni plant has a capacity of 255,000 tonnes a year and approximately 120 permanent employees.

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