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Borealis expands XLPE capacity to meet cable and wire demand

4:27 AM MDT | April 10, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Borealis will expand its crosslinked polyethylene (XLPE) production facilities at Stenungsund, Sweden, and as part of the ongoing Borouge 3 project in Abu Dhabi, the company has announced. The expansion is expected to help Borealis meet demand for polyolefin compounds from the cable and wire segments, Borealis says. Borealis is expanding its XLPE capacity at Stenungsund by 20,000 m.t./year. This investment applies directly to Borlink extrahigh-voltage (EHV), high-voltage direct current, and high-voltage (HV) polyethylene compounds produced in closed- or...

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