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OxyChem, Mexichem Eye Texas Cracker
5:29 AM MDT | August 31, 2012
Vinyls maker Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Occidental Chemical (OxyChem) to evaluate the formation of a joint venture for the construction of an ethane-based cracker to produce about 500,000 m.t./year of ethylene. The ethylene would be used by OxyChem at its Ingleside, TX, facility to produce about 1 million m.t./year of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) to be sold to Mexichem under a long-term supply agreement, Mexichem says. Through this arrangement, coupled with the previously announced VCM jv with state-owned...
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