Braskem has made its first international shipment of polypropylene from its new Global Export Hub in Charleston, S.C.
The site is able to support shipments of up to 450 million pounds of PP and specialty polymers anually, supporting Braskem sites in Texas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The materials giant announced the project in June 2020. It joins a similar international export hub in Houston.
"Given the current tight North American market, we are prioritizing our domestic clients, but over time, the hub will allow us to leverage our feedstock advantaged, polymer production assets in the U.S Gulf Goast, Pennsylvania and West Virginia to best meet our international clients needs," Alexandre Elias, vice president, Olefins & Polyolefins North America, said.