CP Chem celebrates start-up of new US PE units in Texas

10 November 2017 18:28 Source:ICIS News

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) on Friday celebrated the start-up of its new polyethylene (PE) units in Old Ocean, Texas.

The 1m tonne/year facility produces a wide range of PE including metallocene linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and bi-modal resins for film and pipe products.

Chevron Phillips Chemical's (CP Chem) new polyethylene (PE) units in Old Ocean, Texas. (Photo by CP Chem)

CP Chem announced the project in 2011 and broke ground in 2014.

In September, the company announced that it has successfully completed commissioning the units and had begun start-up.

CP Chem hosted a ceremony at the site on Friday.

More to follow.

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