Corrected: ExxonMobil licensing tubular process to Sasol for new US LDPE plant

28 March 2013 17:23  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "ExxonMobil licensing tubular process to Sasol for new US LDPE plant" dated 28 March 2013, please read in the second paragraph …in late 2016… instead of … in late 2012…. A corrected story follows.

HOUSTON (ICIS)--ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing has agreed to license its tubular process technology to Sasol North America for a new low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant in Lake Charles, Louisiana, it was announced on Thursday.

Construction on South Africa-based Sasol’s new 420,000 tonnes/year US plant is scheduled for completion in late 2016, the companies said in a press release.

Sasol has used US-based ExxonMobil Chemical’s tubular process for its LDPE plant in Sasolburg, South Africa, since the facility opened in 2005.

“LDPE producers continue to choose our tubular process technology for its broad grade-slate capabilities, high reactor uptime and lower total cost compared with commercial gas-phase reactors,” said Jennifer Dunphy, vice president, ExxonMobil Chemical Technology Licensing, which is a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Chemical.

By: Jeremy Pafford
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