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LDPE Market Boosted by New Applications and Technologies

8:33 AM MDT | June 11, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

New life has been injected into the traditionally stolid low-density polyethylene (LDPE) market as global megatrends contribute to a broadening of LDPE’s uses, including those in wire and cable, and injection molding. Sabic, meanwhile, announced last year that it had developed a breakthrough technology to produce extrusion coatings-grade LDPE using tubular reactors (CW, Nov. 30, 2009, p. 23). The LDPE grade is today produced mainly in outdated autoclave reactors. {indesign_image...

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