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Idemitsu Kosan and Mitsui & Co. to locate alpha-olefins plant at Freeport, TX

3:36 AM MDT | May 22, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz

Idemitsu Kosan and Mitsui & Co. plan to locate their previously announced alpha-olefins production plant at Dow Chemical’s Freeport, TX, site, according to an application for air emissions filed 17 May with federal and state regulators, Bloomberg reports. Dow announced earlier this year that it had entered into an initial agreement for a long-term ethylene offtake arrangement with the Idemitsu-Mitsui joint venture, which plans to build an alpha-olefins plant on the US Gulf Coast. The new plant will have a capacity of 330,000 m.t./year and use...

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