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Wilton, Teesside Sabic LDPE plant set for September startup

Sabic will be hoping demand grows quickly to soak up production from its new low density polyethylene (LDPE) chemical plant at Wilton, Teesside, UK.This long-delayed project is now scheduled for startup in September, according to the UK’s Institute of Chemical Engineers.With all the other chemical plant closures at the UK site, Saudi Arabia’s Sabic will […]

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Artenius Wilton workers lobby in Spain

Beleaguered workers from the Artenius site at Wilton, Teesside, are going to Spain in the hope of convincing parent company La Seda de Barcelona’s shareholders that this site is worth saving.The blog is not convinced: the Artenius PTA plant relied on Sabic’s aromatics unit at Wilton for paraxylene feedstocks. This site closed at the end […]

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Closures at Wilton, Teesside, chemical site threaten UK industrial base

The blog has been researching an article on the Wilton, Teesside chemical cluster. This site – a key part of the UK chemical industry – has suffered a spate of closures in the last 12 months, accelerating in the last few weeks.With little scope for exporting large amounts of surplus ethylene, the future of Sabic’s […]

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