Basell: Expansion in The Netherlands
Basell plans to debottleneck its four year-old, 45 KT per year polybutene-1 plant located in Moerdijk, The Netherlands, which will increase its nameplate capacity to 67 KT per year in 2008.
As part of their overall strategy, the company is also finalizing a study regarding construction of a further PB-1 production asset, and expects to announce more details in the near future.
Basell uses its proprietary manufacturing process to produce PB-1 products, which possess outstanding properties that combine flexibility and excellent creep resistance. PB-1 is selected by customers for use in a wide range of applications, including easy-opening packaging, hot melt adhesives, polyolefin modification, sanitary pipe, as well as surface heating and cooling systems. As an all-polyolefinic resin, PB-1 is also recyclable.
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