Published On:November 26 2016
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Sasol increases polypropylene production capacity by 103,000 TPA.
Sasol Ltd, an integrated energy and chemical company, has completed yet another major capital investment in South Africa as part of its dual-regional, multi-asset hub growth strategy in Southern Africa and North America.
Sasol has unveiled the C3 Expansion Project, which enables the company to increase its polypropylene production capacity by 103,000 tonnes per annum (TPA) from its Secunda Chemicals Operations, while also realising improvements in environmental impact.
“This particular investment further entrenches Sasol as a global chemicals player. With more than Rand 1 billion invested, we are proud to unveil yet another major capital investment in South Africa, our home,” said Stephen Cornell, joint president and chief executive officer, Sasol Ltd.
Polypropylene, one of the world's most widely used petrochemical products, serves both as a plastic and as a fibre. A versatile polymer, the product has a variety of applications which include packaging for consumer products, plastic parts for various industries including the automotive industry, and textiles.