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Showa Denko Modernizes Ethylene Plant

11:23 AM MDT | September 21, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Showa Denko says it will modify its ethylene plant at its Oita petrochemical complex to improve the plant’s energy efficiency and cost competitiveness and to decrease carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Capacity of the plant will remain unchanged at 695,000 m.t./year of ethylene following completion of the project in 2010. Showa Denko will install two high-efficiency cracking furnaces with ethylene capacity of 100,000 m.t./year to replace seven existing cracking furnaces. The company will also improve the waste heat recovery system and modify the preliminary...

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