Basell has completed the expansion of its Geelong, Australia polypropylene plant, increasing capacity from 60 to 130 kilotons per year. “This project represents a significant commitment to the Australian polymer industry,” said Barry Kelly, managing director of Basell Australia. “It will help us continue to be a quality supplier of innovative products to our valued customers not only locally, but regionally and globally as well. This project represents one of the largest investments made in many years in the Australian polymer industry.”
Basell and its predecessor companies have been manufacturing polypropylene in Australia for more than three decades. Currently, Basell employs 170 people in total in its Australian operations, which also includes a plant in Sydney.