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Polypropylene

Summary

Polypropylene is a thermoplastic polymer.

Market

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Trade

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Imports

Imports of "Propylene, other olefin polymers; polypropylene in primary form" were 4,358.230 tonnes in 2018.

Exports

Exports of "Propylene, other olefin polymers; polypropylene in primary form" were 30,170.900 tonnes in 2018.

Production

Production was tba tonnes in tba.

Sites in production include:

- 130,000 tonnes per year facility in Corio, Victoria, operated by LyondellBasell Australia.

Sites no longer in production include:

- 170,000 tonnes per year facility in Clyde, New South Wales, operated by LyondellBasell Australia - closed in 2013.

Process

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Raw Materials

Polypropylene is manufactured from refinery grade propylene or pure form propylene.