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LyondellBasell Starts up HDPE Plant

10:34 AM MDT | August 26, 2010 | Lindsey Bewley

LyondellBasell says it has started up a 320,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant at Münchsmünster, Germany. The plant is based on LyondellBasell’s Hostalen ACP process, which makes resins for applications including thin-wall packaging, large blow molding, and textiles for packaging. The plant enhances LyondellBasell’s flexibility to supply advanced HDPE grades to customers in Europe and the Mideast.  The company also has HDPE production in Frankfurt and Wesseling, Germany and a joint venture in Plock, Poland, which all...

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