Millions of pounds per year
|Bayer, Baytown, Tex.||400|
|Dow, Freeport, Tex.||230|
|GE Plastics, Burkville, Ala.||430|
|GE Plastics, Mount Vernon, Ind.||540|
In August 2000, GE Plastics reported that it will increase PC resin capacity at its Burkville, Ala., site by 165 million pounds annually. The project is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2002.
In first quarter 2001, Bayer announced plans to expand PC production at its Baytown, Tex., production facility to 770 million pounds annually. This expansion is part of a global investment strategy, which Bayer expects will make it the world market leader in this segment by the year 2005. More detailed project timing was not disclosed.