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Braskem to boost LLDPE, renews green PE distribution agreement

October 28, 2013 | —Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Braskem says it will invest 50 million reais ($22.9 million) to expand its production capacity for linear low-density polyethylene by 120,000 m.t./year at the Camaçari, Brazil, petrochemical complex. About 100,000 m.t. of the total will be in the company’s metallocene-based polyethylene (PE) range. The expanded production is expected to start in the first half of 2015. Braskem’s metallocene-based PE capacity in Latin America exceeds 350,000 m.t./year. “We are expanding our [metallocene product] range to support the growth of our customers...

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