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Dow expansion in Freeport nearing completion, ethylene plant to come online midyear

March 16/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Dow Chemical Co.'s multibillion-dollar expansion in Freeport is nearing completion, with the ethylene plant coming online midyear - getting a head start on competing projects from Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. in Baytown, as per Plastemart with reference to houstonchronicle.com.

Dow's nearly completed ethane cracker will process ethane into 1.5 million tpa of ethylene.

As MRC informed preivously, Dow Chemical's polyethylene (PE) expansion at its Freeport, Texas, complex is on track for a mid-2017 startup. The Freeport complex currently has a 640,000 mt/year of polyethylene capacity and is expected to add 1,050,000 mt/year of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE).

The Dow Chemical Company is an American multinational chemical corporation. Dow is a large producer of plastics, including polystyrene, polyurethane, polyethylene, polypropylene, and synthetic rubber.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, propylene, LDPE, ethylene, Chevron Phillips, Dow, Exxon Mobil, USA.
Category:General News
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