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Sabic, Linde Start Commercial LAO Production

8:27 AM MST | November 25, 2009 | Kerri Walsh

 Sabic and Linde say they have started commercial production of linear alpha olefins (LAO) using their jointly developed technology. The LAO is produced at Sabic's 150,000 m.t./year plant at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The manufacturing process is the first and only commercial LAO technology available for licensing to third parties, says Markus Raab, managing director of Linde's engineering division. The manufacturing process uses ethylene as a feedstock for a one-stage homogeneous reaction that produces a full range of high-purity LAOs, the companies say...

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