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Borealis Opens LDPE Plant; Borouge 2 Starts up

8:14 AM MDT | June 4, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz in Stenungsund

Borealis last week inaugurated a 350,000-m.t./year low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Stenungsund, Sweden. The facility, costing more than €400 million ($502.3 million), is the company’s largest investment in Europe and will reinforce Borealis’s leading position in the wire and cable market. The plant uses the LyondellBasell Lupotech T-process and is one of two units in the Borealis and Borouge groups. Borouge, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (Adnoc) and Borealis, will bring on line a similar plant at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi at the...

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