Sasol to expand Secunda polypropylene plant

By OGJ editors

HOUSTON, Feb.17 -- Sasol Polymers, Johannesburg, plans to expand its polypropylene facilities in Secunda, South Africa. The new plant, which will have an annual capacity of 300,000 tonnes, will produce homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers. Startup is expected in 2006.

In conjunction with the expansion, Sasol signed an agreement to license BP Group's Innovene polypropylene process technology and will use BP's proprietary CD catalyst in tandem with the technology.

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