Ryton® PPS Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Additional Offerings
THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- November 07, 2012
As a leader in the development of the first commercially viable polyphenylene
sulfide (PPS) polymer in 1972, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is pleased
to celebrate the product’s 40^th anniversary by announcing improved production
from the company’s newest Ryton^® PPS plant located in Borger, Texas.
“Ryton^® PPS has come a long way since it was first commercialized,” said Kyle
Mathis, general manager of Chevron Phillips Chemical’s Engineering Polymers
business. “Over the years, we have worked diligently to improve our resins.
With this new plant, we are able to produce innovative polymers and compounds
to continue our 40-year success story.”
Known for dimensional stability and resistance to corrosive and
high-temperature environments, Ryton^® PPS is well-suited for demanding
applications, including electronic components, under-the-hood automotive
parts, fibers and appliances. The newest PPS plant produces high purity quench
polymers capable of meeting the most challenging applications.
“Ryton^® PPS and Xtel^® PPS Alloys have maintained a strong competitive edge
across numerous application sectors because of their unique combination of key
properties,” said Mathis. “As plant output continues to increase, so do our
business growth opportunities. This is a very exciting time for us and the
Chevron Phillips Chemical operates both flash and quench-type polymer plants
at its Borger, Texas facility with nameplate capacity of 20,000 metric tons
per year. The company also compounds the material in LaPorte, Texas and Kallo,
Belgium with technical excellence centers in Asia, Europe and the United
For more information on Ryton^® PPS and Xtel^® PPS Alloys, visit
About Chevron Phillips Chemical
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron
Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and
polyolefins and a leading supplier of aromatics, alpha olefins, styrenics,
specialty chemicals, plastic piping and polymer resins. The LLC and its
affiliates own more than $9 billion in assets and employ approximately 4,700
people at 38 manufacturing and research facilities in eight countries. Chevron
Phillips Chemical Company LLC is equally owned by Chevron Corporation and
Phillips 66, and is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas. For more
information about Chevron Phillips Chemical, visit www.cpchem.com.
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP
Mauren Kunz, 832.813.4316
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