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Sasol Builds Co-monomers Plant at Lake Charles

9:17 AM MST | December 2, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sasol says it will build the world's first commercial ethylene tetramerization unit designed to produce more than 100,000 m.t./year of combined octene-1 and hexene-1 co-monomers at its Lake Charles, LA complex. The unit will use Sasol's proprietary technology converting ethylene to octene-1 and hexene-1. Construction is scheduled to begin next year with full operation scheduled by mid 2013. Sasol, with current production of more than 350,000 m.t./year, is a major producer of co-monomer range alpha olefins. "The additional capacity to be built at Lake Charles...

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