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Basell Debottlenecks PB-1 Unit in the Netherlands

10:08 AM MDT | October 31, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Basell says it will debottleneck its polybutene-1 (PB-1) plant at Moerdijk, the Netherlands, increasing capacity from 45,000 m.t./year, to 67,000 m.t./year. The project is due for completion in 2008. The Moerdijk plant uses Basell technology. Basell cites high demand for PB-1, which is used in easy-opening packaging, hot melt adhesives, polyolefin modification, and sanitary pipes, as well as surface heating and cooling systems. “We are also finalizing a study regarding construction of a further PB-1 production asset, and expect to announce more details in...

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