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Borealis to start up a new LDPE plant in Sweden

February 05/2010

February, 5 ( -- As announced in early 2007 Borealis (Vienna/Austria) has started up its LDPE plant in Stenungsund/Sweden at the end of January 2010. The line, which came at a price tag of EUR 370m and replaces an older PE facility, has production capacity of 350,000 t/y. Following its start-up, Borealis is now able to produce some 700,000 t/y of PE in Stenungsund.

The new line mainly is supposed to manufacture the Supercure and Visico brands, mostly aimed at the growing market in wire and cable applications.

Borealis to start up a new LDPE plant in Sweden

       MRC Reference

Borealis. The share in the Russian market in 2008:

 polyethylene - 4.1% (including HDPE - 4.7%, LLDPE - 8.7%);
 polypropylene - 3.2% (PP-impact - 7.5%).


Annual sales growth in Russia over the last 5 years:
 polyethylene - 11%;
 polypropylene - 6%.


Leader in polymers processing technologies:
 extrusion coating;
 cable extrusion;
 injection molding.

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