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Sasol, Ineos plan US HDPE joint venture

6:37 AM MDT | July 29, 2013

Sasol and Ineos plan to form a joint venture to manufacture bimodal high-density polyethylene (PE), the two companies said on 24 July. They are considering a 470,000 m.t./year plant that would employ Ineos’s Innovene S process technology. The partners expect to make a final investment decision during the first half of 2014, with start-up of the plant expected at the end of 2015. The location of the plant is still under consideration, says Michael Hayes, manager, public affairs for Sasol US megaprojects. Sasol is also building a 1.5 million m.t./year ethylene...

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