Bayport Polymers designs polyethylene unit for US site

Chemicals-technology | March 01, 2019

Bayport Polymers (Baystar) has developed a polyethylene unit at its production site in Pasadena, Texas, US. With a capacity of 625,000t per year, the system will be one of the first to be equipped with Borstar technology in North America. Around 1,750 jobs are expected to be created during the project’s peak engineering and construction period. It is scheduled to begin operations by 2021.  Bayport Polymers is also building a one-million-tonne per year capacity steam cracker in Port Arthur. This site will process ethane and supply feedstock to both the Pasadena unit and its existing 400,000t per year polyethylene sites. Baystar president Diane Chamberlain said: “This new Borstar unit will more than double the site’s capacity and allow Baystar to provide our North American customers with a greater range of high-value-added and resource-efficient products.

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