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Ineos Plans French PE Expansion

9:23 AM MST | January 28, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Ineos is considering expanding high-density polyethylene (HDPE) capacity at Sarralbe, France from 220,000 m.t./year, to 350,000 m.t./year, says French journal Chimie Pharma Hebdo, citing a report by local authorities confirmed by the Sarralbe site’s production manager. The project would require an additional 150,000 m.t./year of ethylene supply and Ineos is currently in negotiations on a supply contract with Total Petrochemicals, which provides ethylene to Sarralbe from Total’s petrochemical complex at nearby Carling, France. Total has previously...

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