Sasol unveils polypropylene expansion project in South Africa

Sasol unveils polypropylene expansion project in South Africa

10:21 AM, 28th November 2016

SECUNDA, SOUTH AFRICA: Sasol Limited completes another major capital investment in South Africa as part of its dual-regional, multi-asset hub growth strategy in Southern Africa and North America.

The company unveiled the C3 Expansion Project, which enables Sasol to increase its polypropylene production capacity by 103 000 tonnes per annum from its Secunda Chemicals Operations, while also realising developments in environmental impact.

Polypropylene (PP) is one of the world’s most widely used petrochemical products. 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. The chemical serves double duty both as a plastic and as a fibre.

“This particular investment further establishes Sasol as a global chemicals player. With more than R1 billion invested, we are proud to unveil yet another major capital investment in South Africa, our home,” said Stephen Cornell, joint president and CEO of Sasol.

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