Baystar Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Borstar® Polyethylene Unit in Pasadena, Texas
Tuesday, April 02, 2019
Unit will double site capacity and introduce new product to North America
PASADENA, Texas, /PRNewswire/ -- Bayport Polymers LLC (Baystar™), the 50/50 joint venture owned by Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. (TPRI) and Novealis Holdings LLC - itself a joint venture co-owned by Borealis AG ("Borealis") and NOVA Chemicals Inc. ("NOVA Chemicals") - held its official groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new 625,000 metric ton-per-year Borstar® polyethylene unit at its production site in Pasadena, Texas, with an anticipated start-up in 2021.
The state-of-the-art Borstar technology, which will be used in North America for the first time, will allow Baystar to produce enhanced polyethylene products for the most demanding applications. Approximately 1,750 jobs will be created during the peak engineering and construction activity.