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Borealis expands XLPE capacity to meet cable and wire demand

6:43 AM MDT | April 25, 2014

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 expansion is expected to help Borealis meet demand for polyolefin compounds from the cable and wire segments. Borealis is expanding its XLPE capacity at Stenungsund by 20,000 m.t./year. This investment applies directly to Borlink extrahigh-voltage, high-voltage direct current, and high-voltage polyethylene compounds produced in closed- or controlled-loop processes. The capacity increase is slated to...

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