09 May 2013 16:11 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Mexico's Ethylene XXI project is on schedule to begin operations in the second half of 2015, and it is 26% completed, Brazil-based Braskem said on Thursday.
Braskem owns a 75% stake in the project, with Mexico-based Grupo Idesa owning the rest.
The Ethylene XXI complex is expected to include a 1.05m tonne/year ethane cracker; two high density polyethylene (HDPE) plants with capacities of 350,000 tonnes/year and 400,000 tonnes/year; and one 300,000 tonne/year low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant.
Pemex will supply the ethane.
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