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Carmel Olefins' new polypropylene grade Capilene CT 80A is said to offer both excellent transparency and high impact performance to injection moulded applications. Its advanced features are also claimed to include good resistance to stress whitening, high gloss and excellent organoleptic performance.
Global polypropylene capacity increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.2 per cent from 2003, reaching 65 million tonnes per year in 2013, and is expected to continue rising to 86m tonnes by 2018, at a slightly higher CAGR of 5.8 per cent, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData.
A polypropylene catalyst alliance has been agreed between Clariant and Lummus Novolen Technology (Novolen), which will see a joint investment of CHF 65 million (US$70m) in a state-of-the-art polypropylene catalyst production line at Clariant's production hub in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.