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Sasol progresses with Lake Charles cracker project, selects Unipol PE process

9:09 AM MST | March 5, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sasol North America has selected Univation’s Unipol polyethylene (PE) technology for a 450,000-m.t./year plant to be built as part of a previously announced $5–7 billion ethane cracker project at Lake Charles, LA. The swing facility will be designed to produce linear low- and/or high-density polyethylene, (LLDPE/HDPE) including metallocene LLDPE. This will be the second Unipol PE process plant for Sasol and its affiliates. The first one has been in operation at Sasolburg, South Africa, since 1983.   Sasol recently announced that it is proceeding...

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