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Basell To Close PP Plant

February 8, 2006

As part of an ongoing review of the its manufacturing assets to assess the long-term viability, Basell is planning to close its LIPP polypropylene technology plant in Pernis, The Netherlands by mid-2007.

Werner Breuers, president of Basell Polyolefins Europe said there is a key focus in Basell to operate world-scale polypropylene plants using one of the its proprietary manufacturing technologies, the Spheripol and Spherizone processes. The Pernis plant manufactures 260 kilotons of polypropylene per year.

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