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Singapore Eyes More Cracker Projects

4:14 PM MST | March 10, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz in Singapore

Singapore aims to build at least two more cracker projects, according to the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore. “In the long term we are looking at a combined ethylene capacity of 6 million-8 million m.t./year,” says Loh Boon Chye, deputy director/chemicals at EDB. He was speaking at a recent media briefing on Jurong Island, Singapore, following Lanxess’s announcement that it had selected Singapore as the location for its €400 million ($593 million) butyl rubber project (CW, March 3, p. 6). Jurong Island: Favored by investors...

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