LyondellBasell looks to close polypropylene factory in Italy

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Polymer and chemical supplier LyondellBasell has announced it is preparing to close one of its polypropylene facilities in Italy.

The company has cited a drop in demand for the packaging due to the global economic conditions as the reason behind the closure of the Terni plant.

LyondellBasell’s senior vice president for olefins and polyolefins, Europe, Asia and International, Aton de Vries explained that the current demand would be met by the company’s other plants in Ferrara and Brindisi.

“We expect to be able to meet projected customer demand for polypropylene (including local customers in Terni) with product supplied from our other facilities in Italy,”​ he said.

The Terni plant has approximately 120 permanent employees and the company is in consultation with their representatives to determine future action.

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