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CPChem to Build World-Scale 1-Hexene Unit at Cedar Bayou

1:49 PM MDT | October 8, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it will build a 200,000-m.t./year 1-hexene plant at its Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, TX. The plant is expected to start up in the first-quarter of 2014. “We are excited to extend our position as a leader in the production of normal alpha olefins,” says Dennis Holtermann, general manager of normal alpha olefins and polyalphaolefins at CPChem. “This plant will meet the growing demand for 1-hexene comonomers by polyethylene (PE) producers around the world.” CPChem already produces 1-hexene at the...

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