Sumitomo, a Japanese conglomerate, has a long-standing history in producing polypropylene in the United States and in Asia. Since 2009 it has also produced polypropylene in Saudi Arabia. The 2 lines have a joint name plate capacity of 1,500 Ktons and is producing homoplymers and copolymers.
Typical applications: Food packaging, pails, crates and boxes, caps and closures, fibres and staple fibres , films, tubes and pipes, sheets and profiles, house wares and consumer goods.
Sumitomo offers the following grades for the EUROPEAN market:
- Sumitomo® PP Y101E – homopolymer, MFI 15
- Sumitomo® PP AR764 – copolymer, MFI 25
- Sumitomo® PP AZ764 – copolymer, MFI 38