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Sa­sol Chem­i­cal In­dus­tries was charged with ex­ces­sive pric­ing of propy­lene and polypropy­lene – used to make hard­moulded plas­tic prod­ucts and viewed as one of the key in­dus­trial in­puts needed to ex­pand lo­cal man­u­fac­tur­ing.

Sim­i­lar to other oil re­finer­ies, Sa­sol’s syn­thetic-fuel fa­cil­i­ties cre­ate this feed­stock for plas­tics as a by-prod­uct.

Un­like nor­mal re­finer­ies, it has no means to con­vert it into other prod­ucts, mak­ing it use­less for any other pur­pose than mak­ing plas­tic.

This “spe­cial ad­van­tage” al­lows Sa­sol to sell the stuff to its chem­i­cal sub­sidiary at very low prices.

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