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Lummus to Supply Metathesis Unit to Mitsubishi Chemical

12:39 PM MDT | July 26, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

ABB Lummus Global says it has been selected by Mitsubishi Chemical to provide technology for a planned olefins-conversion unit at Kashima, Japan. The metathesis-process plant will make propylene by reacting butene and ethylene. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2008. The unit will raise Mitsubishi’s propylene capacity at Kashima by about 150,000 m.t./year. It will supply a previously announced 300,000-m.t./year polypropylene plant that is under construction at Kashima by Japan Polypropylene (Tokyo), a 65-35 joint venture between Mitsubishi and Chisso...

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