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Borealis Temporarily Shuts Cracker in Sweden

6:23 AM MDT | July 17, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh

Borealis says it has temporarily shut its 620,000-m.t./year cracker at Stenungsund, Sweden, since Wednesday, due to technical problems. The cracker, which uses naphtha, ethane, propane and butane as feedstock, mainly produces ethylene and propylene, which are used to produce high-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene. The company says it cannot say when the cracker will be...

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