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LyondellBasell to Quit LDPE Production at French Site

10:38 AM MDT | April 2, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

LyondellBasell says it will make permanent the closure of its low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Fos, France. The 110,000-m.t./year unit is the company’s smallest, and has been idle since March. LDPE production will be concentrated at the company’s plant at nearby Berre, France, which has capacity to produce 300,000 m.t./year of LDPE, LyondellBasell says.   “Taking into account the current market environment and our future projections our conclusion is that this plant is no longer economically viable.  We are able to meet...

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