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Mexichem Plans Ethane Cracker JV with OxyChem

12:07 AM MDT | August 17, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) to evaluate the formation of a joint venture for the construction of an ethane-based cracker to produce about 500,000 m.t./year of ethylene. The ethylene produced would be used by OxyChem at its Ingleside, TX facility to produce about 1 million m.t./year of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) to be sold to Mexichem under a long-term supply agreement, Mexichem says. Through this arrangement, as well as the previously announced VCM jv with Pemex - the...

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