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Sasol's new ethylene splitter will lead to PE capacity hike

6:46 AM MST | January 16, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sasol today commissioned its new ethylene purification facility at Sasolburg. The company’s CEO, David Constable; and the South African minister of trade and industry, Rob Davies, inaugurated the new unit, known as the ethylene purification unit 5 (EPU5). The facility, which cost 1.9 billion rand ($174.7 million) to build, forms part of the Sasol Polymers plant. It will address the growing demand for polyethylene (PE) and ensure better utilization of Sasol's existing PE facilities, the company says.   "Through the installation of the new ethylene...

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