IPP Acquires Low Density Polyethylene Production Plant to Be Marketed Globally

Polyethylene manufacturing plant's flexibility and capacity can serve two growing global markets, LDPE or EVA.

HAMILTON, N.J., July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- International Process Plants (IPP) is pleased to announce the purchase and acquisition of a European lowdensity polyethylene (LDPE) production plant that is available immediately to be acquired, relocated andoperated elsewhere. The plant produces LDPE resins that serve the top three consumers of those products:polyethylene film applications, extrusion coating and injection molding. According to a 2012 study by IHS ,those three applications make up 84% of global demand for low density polyethylene. The market is expectedto grow at a healthy 3.5% CAGR through 2016.

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The LDPE plant has three polyethylene production lines that produce up to 4.5 tons per hour, resulting in anannual capacity of approximately 110,000 tons. Those lines can produce more than ten different LDPE granuleswhose melt indexes range from 0.3 to 65 dg/min. The LDPE production process uses a high-pressure reactionto produce grades with high purity and superior optical properties. The outputs are used to make a variety ofproducts, from coating packages for food to injection mold-produced container caps and closures. Thepolyethylene manufacturing plant also produces low-density polyethylene resin grades used as carriers inmasterbatch and compounding applications.

"This plant represents an opportunity for polyethylene manufacturers in top LDPE producing regions like theUnited States, Western Europe, the Middle East and China to capture more of the growing global demand. Withrecent PE expansion projects costing approximately $200 to $400 per ton of production capacity, buyers of thisplant can acquire extra capacity at a fraction of the cost and time it would take to build a new polyethyleneproduction facility. This plant also has potential for producers and consumers of ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA),another growing market, as its manufacturing process could be modified with an additional investment toproduce EVA polymers. For example, one of EVA's growing applications is in solar panels. Solar panelmanufacturers like Suntech in China or First Solar in the US could vertically integrate their supply chain byacquiring an EVA production plant," says Michael Joachim, IPP Director of Plants.

More information about this low density polyethylene manufacturing plant for sale can be found at ippe.com.

About International Process Plants
International Process Plants (IPP) is a self-funded global buyer and seller of surplus manufacturing facilities,process plants, industrial real estate, and individual equipment that are no longer needed by their originalowners. 80% of IPP's purchases are from multinational companies and 20% are bought in distress situations.IPP's business model provides the opportunity for companies to acquire such assets at competitive prices and ina fraction of the lead time of building or buying new. IPP also serves as an outlet for companies looking todivest surplus assets quickly in a fiscally and environmentally conscious manner. IPP currently owns 17complete plant sites including the land, buildings and equipment, 85 complete processes to be moved andoperated elsewhere and a stock of 30,000 major pieces of process equipment. One of the largest firms in thisbusiness, IPP operates globally from its headquarters in the US and its company-owned operations in 16 othercountries. In business for over 35 years, IPP serves 160,000 clients in the chemical, agrichemical,petrochemical, oil & gas, paper, plastic, power generation, metallurgical, fertilizer, artificial fiber,pharmaceutical and food industries. Learn more at http://www.ippe.com.  

Media Contact: don rodriguez, International Process Plants, 609-586-8004, donr@ippe.com

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