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Basell’s Process Chosen For Venezuela LDPE Plant

1:44 PM MDT | April 18, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Basell says its Lupotech T technology has been selected by Poliolefinas Internacionales, an affiliate of Petroquímica de Venezuela and a group of private shareholders, for a low-density polyethylene (LDPE) project at Maracaibo, Venezuela. The 300,000-m.t./year plant is expected to start operating in 2011. It will be the first high-pressure LDPE plant to be built in the Americas in over a decade, says Just Jansz, president of Basell Technology. Separately, Tecnimont says it has been selected by Borealis to build a recently announced 350,000-m.t./year LDPE...

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