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Braskem to build UHMWPE plant at Texas site

11:21 AM MDT | June 27, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Braskem plans to build an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) plant at its La Porte, TX, site, the company announced today. Groundbreaking for the new plant will take place during the third quarter, and construction is expected to last approximately 18 months, with a targeted completion date during the first half of 2016, Braskem adds. Braskem says it is the largest producer of UHMWPE among a limited number of producers.The company has not disclosed the capacity of its existing UHMWPE facilities or that of the new plant, however. The new plant will...

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