21 Jun – Baystar to start up its new HDPE plant in Texas in Q1 2022
Bayport Polymers LLC (Baystar) plans to start up its new polyethylene (PE) plant in Pasadena, Texas in the first quarter of 2020, reported S&P Global.
The new plant with a production capacity of 625,000 mt/year of high density polyethylene (HDPE) is now under construction, which began in 2019. The contract for the engineering, procurement and construction of the new unit had been awarded to McDermott, said the company on its site.
It will use Borstar technology and more than double the company's site’s PE capacity to 1.1 mt/year after the start-up.
The HDPE plant in Pasadena will receive feedstock from Baystar's cracker in Port Arthur, a joint venture of France's Total and Austria's Borealis, with a capacity of 1 million mt/year, which is in the progress of start-up at the moment.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's overall HDPE production totalled 653,500 tonnes in the first four months of 2021, up by 9% year on year. At the same time, only one Russian producer increased its HDPE output.
Bayport Polymers LLC (Baystar) was created as a joint venture in 2018 between three established petrochemical industry leaders, Total S.A. (Total), Borealis Holdings LLC and NOVA Chemicals.