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Total Starts Up Expanded Styrene Plant

8:45 AM MST | January 21, 2009 | Lindsey Bewley

Total Petrochemicals (Courbevoie, 
France) says it has started its newly expanded 600,000 m.t./year styrene unit at Gonfreville-l’Orcher, France. The facility’s capacity was expanded by 210,000 m.t./year and will be one of the largest styrene units in Europe, the company says. The plant received new reactors that increase the unit’s efficiency by 30% and reduce carbon emissions from the styrene production process, the company says. “We are now ready to face the coming years with enhanced competitiveness in a very challenging...

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