The South African chemical company is also working on reducing the environmental impact, while increasing production capacity with its propylene plant. The project took about three years to complete.
“This particular investment further entrenches Sasol as a global chemicals player. With more than R1 billion invested, we are proud to unveil yet another major capital investment in South Africa, our home,” said Stephen Cornell, joint president and chief executive officer, Sasol Limited.
Polypropylene is one of the world's most widely used petrochemical products. A versatile polymer, the product has a variety of applications which include packaging for consumer products, plastic parts for various industries including the automotive industry, and textiles. The chemical serves double duty both as a plastic and as a fibre. (KD)
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