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Eastman Restarts Longview Cracker Ahead of Schedule

9:05 AM MST | December 22, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Eastman Chemical says it has completed the restart of a previously idled ethane cracking unit at its Longview, TX complex ahead of schedule. The restart increases Eastman’s olefin capacity by about 500 million lbs/year and brings the total number of active cracking units at Longview to three.   “The restart was prompted by a favorable shift in market conditions for olefin feedstocks which is expected to continue over the next several years,” says Ron Lindsay, executive v.p./performance polymers and chemical intermediates at Eastman...

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