THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP (Chevron Phillips Chemical) has announced that Borger, Texas will be the location of its new polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant. The new plant will have a 22 million pound-per-year 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 million pounds per year. Construction of the facility is subject to final board approval, which will be sought later in the year.
"We evaluated several domestic and international sites and have selected Borger, Texas as the most advantageous site," said Mike McDonnell, Ryton(R) PPS General Manager for Chevron Phillips Chemical. "With the demand for Ryton(R) PPS increasing, we look forward to positioning our company to provide more product as well as expanding service to our existing and future customers," McDonnell said.
Ryton(R) PPS is Chevron Phillips Chemical's high performance engineering resin known for its dimensional stability and resistance to corrosive and high-temperature environments. With a thirty-plus year history, Ryton(R) PPS is recognized as the world's premier product for demanding plastic applications. Ryton(R) PPS is used in injection molding and extrusion applications for computer components, automobile parts, and various electrical appliances.