LyondellBasell to build feedstock plant on Gulf Coast

Jane Denny
URETHANES TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Published: August 28, 2014 11:05 am ET
Updated: August 28, 2014 11:15 am ET

Image By: LyondellBasell Industries LyondellBasell's Houston refinery. The company will build a new feedstock plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Related to this story

Topics Materials, Materials Suppliers, United States

LyondellBasell Industries will build a world scale propylene oxide plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast with a capacity of 900,000 metric tons per year.

The facility, which will also produce tertiary butyl alcohol and its derivative, is scheduled to be operational in 2019.  The project is expected to generate up to 1,200 construction jobs.

The PO, a polyurethane feedstock, will meet the growing demand for polyurethanes said the Houston-based company in a news release.

“While we have not finalized the exact location of the plant, the abundant natural gas liquids associated with shale gas make the U.S. Gulf Coast an advantaged feedstock region,” said Pat Quarles, LyondellBasell senior vice president intermediates and derivatives.

“This project combines our leading proprietary PO/TBA technology with low cost feedstock and demonstrates our continued commitment to capturing maximum advantage of market opportunities,” he added.


Comments

LyondellBasell to build feedstock plant on Gulf Coast

Jane Denny
URETHANES TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL

Published: August 28, 2014 11:05 am ET
Updated: August 28, 2014 11:15 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Molder goes to auction block

October 17, 2014 12:17 pm ET

An Illinois custom injection molding operation will be auctioned off after its owner decided to close the business.    More

Image

Plastikon expanding in Kentucky

October 17, 2014 11:24 am ET

Automotive supplier Plastikon Industries Inc. plans to more than double the size of its production facility in Leitchfield, Ky.    More

Image

Corbion Purac collaboration taking bioplastics into even more uses

October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Corbion Purac NV's collaboration with Taiwan-headquartered compounder Supla Co. Ltd. and Taiwan electronics producer Kuender & Co. is paying...    More

Image

Momentive gearing up for some timely LSR sales

October 17, 2014 10:58 am ET

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has plenty of time for customers at Fakuma — thanks to colorful new watchbands made with the firm's fiber-...    More

Image

Evonik sees clear growth opportunities with new Plexiglas Resist resin

October 17, 2014 6:00 am ET

Evonik Industries AG presented a new specialty molding compound during Fakuma in Friedrichshafen with which it plans to exploit the growing demand for...    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events