Phillips Chemical to Build New Plant in Borger, Texas

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co LP has announced that Borger, TX will be the location of its new polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant. The new plant will have a 22 M pound/y capacity with startup anticipated in mid-2007. Built side-by-side to the existing PPS plant in Borger, the new facility will expand the company's total PPS capacity at the site to 44 M pounds/y. Construction of the facility is subject to final board approval, which will be sought later in 2005. Ryton PPS is Chevron Phillips Chemical's high performance engineering resin known for its dimensional stability and resistance to corrosive and high-temperature environments. Ryton PPS is used in injection moulding and extrusion applications for computer components, automobile parts, and various electrical appliances. Chevron Phillips Chemical Co LLC with its affiliates is one of the world's top producers of olefins and polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics, speciality chemicals, piping and proprietary plastics.