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CPC Corp. Proceeds with Cracker Scrap-and-Build Plan

11:53 PM MDT | July 28, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

CPC Corp. (Taipei)  is going ahead with previously announced plans for a scrap-and-build project to add ethylene capacity at its Linyuan, Taiwan complex, CW has learned. The company has already selected the Lummus process for the project and is expected to begin construction on the new cracker by yearend, local sources tell CW. The plan involves the closure of CPC Corp.'s cracker No. 3 at Linyuan, which is designed to produce 230,000 m.t./year of ethylene and replace it with a 600,000 m.t./year plant, which will be designed to produce up to 800,000 m.t./year...

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