IHS Chemical Week

Markets :: Plastics :: Polyethylene

LyondellBasell's Wesseling LDPE Unit Rocked by Explosion

9:59 AM MST | January 23, 2012 | Lindsey Bewley

An explosion rocked one of LyondellBasell’s low-density polyethylene (LDPE) units at Wesseling, Germany over the weekend, affecting LDPE production. The blast injured seven workers at the site, and the unit remains partially shut, the company says. The site has two LDPE units with a total capacity to produce 430,000 m.t./year of LDPE.   The cause of the blast is currently unknown. “The incident was quickly brought under control by operations and the affected unit was safely shut down,” LyondellBasell says. “All other units at the...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Risk Free Trial

Email Address

First Name

Last Name

Click here to register and get your RISK-FREE access to chemweek.com

Not an IHS Chemical Week
24/7 member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • Searchable online archive access of the last 2 years of Chemical Week.
  • Print or digital magazine subscription
  • Price and market change alerts
  • Economic data and statistics
  • Buyers' Guides
  • Webcasts | whitepapers




contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa