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Ineos Styrolution hosts a groundbreaking ceremony for Bayport ASA plantIneos Styrolution hosts a groundbreaking ceremony for Bayport ASA plant

100,000-tonnes/yr facility will provide additional resources for the dynamic Americas market.

Stephen Moore

August 16, 2019

1 Min Read
Ineos Styrolution hosts a groundbreaking ceremony for Bayport ASA plant

Ineos Styrolution has hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 100,000-tonnes/year ASA (acrylonitrile-styrene-acrylate) plant in Bayport, Texas. The development of the new site is part of a bigger expansion plan for the Americas, which includes increased ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) capacity at the Altamira site in Mexico, while transitioning ASA production to the new site in Bayport.

Ground has been broken on a 100,000-tonnes/yr ASA plant in Bayport, Texas.

The new site location was selected based upon its easy access to raw materials, being adjacent to the Ineos Styrolution’s styrene monomer plant, low-cost utilities and proximity to major customer markets. The new site is expected to be operational by 2021.

The groundbreaking ceremony was hosted by Greg Musler, Ineos Styrolution Project Director. Attendees included local government and business leaders, engineering and construction representatives, and several project vendors.

Speakers at the event included Kevin McQuade, CEO Ineos Styrolution. He emphasized the company’s ambitious plans for growth and Ineos Styrolution’s projects aiming at a circular economy for styrenics.

Alexander Glueck, President Americas at Ineos Styrolution, added: “I am excited to see us building the most efficient dedicated ASA plant in the world, here in Bayport. ASA is a versatile high-performance styrenic resin. Its properties make it the material of choice for numerous outdoor applications. ASA performs greatly in exterior automotive and construction applications.”

Cathy Culpepper, Vice President Manufacturing Americas, summarized her presentation on manufacturing and project excellence at Styrolution in one sentence: “Operating in a safe, environmentally and socially responsible manner is part of Ineos Styrolution’s mission.”

About the Author(s)

Stephen Moore

Stephen has been with PlasticsToday and its preceding publications Modern Plastics and Injection Molding since 1992, throughout this time based in the Asia Pacific region, including stints in Japan, Australia, and his current location Singapore. His current beat focuses on automotive. Stephen is an avid folding bicycle rider, often taking his bike on overseas business trips, and is a proud dachshund owner.

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