Sasol's new Louisiana PE plant to use Univation technology

04 March 2013 22:11  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US polyethylene (PE) technology firm Univation announced on Monday that its UNIPOL process will be used at Sasol’s new 450,000 tonne/year plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) swing plant will be capable of producing products including metallocene LLDPE, Univation said.

Sasol has used the UNIPOL technology at its PE plant in Sasolburg, South Africa, since 1983.

In December, Sasol announced that it was moving forward with the front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase for an integrated gas-to-liquids (GTL) facility and world-scale ethane cracker at its Lake Charles site.

Univation is a joint venture made up of Dow Chemical and ExxonMobil.

By: Tracy Dang
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