Formosa Plastics Corp. USA has started production at a new low density polyethylene resin unit in Point Comfort, Texas.
Livingston, N.J.-based FPC already makes high and linear low density PE resins at the site. In a Nov. 30 news release, Executive Vice President Ken Mounger said that the new LDPE unit "significantly expands the portfolio of products we provide to our customers."
"The range and versatility of our product line is extensive," he added. "We're looking forward to continuing to supply high quality resins and enhancing the value we provide to consumers through our newest line of LDPE products."
FPC sells its PE and polypropylene resins under the Formolene trade name and its PVC resins under the Formolon trade name. The firm employs almost 3,000.
Production capacity will be 900 million pounds per year.
It's the second time in a month that new LDPE resin production capacity has been added on the U.S. Gulf Coast. On Nov. 15, Sasol Ltd. started production on a unit with about 925 million pounds of annual capacity in Lake Charles, La. That unit will be part of Louisiana Integrated Polyethylene, a joint venture that Sasol formed with LyondellBasell Industries in early October.