08 April 1996 00:00 [Source: ACN]
Phillips Petroleum will produce 40m lb/year (18 150 tonne/year) of polyester-grade dicyclopentadiene at its refinery and petrochemical complex at Sweeny in Texas, US, starting next year. DCPD is a byproduct of Phillips' ethylene production at Sweeny, where ethylene capacity is being increased from 3.6bn to 4.5bn lb/year. Engineering work by Bechtel Corp has begun. It involves restarting and modifying an idle hydrotreating unit.
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