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Braskem-Idesa PE units in startup

Houston, April 1, 2016 (PCW) -- Braskem-Idesa's Mexican petrochemical complex began producing on-spec ethylene on Mar 25, and PE production is beginning, the company confirmed today.

The integrated plant in Nanchital, Mexico will convert ethane from Pemex into PE, including HDPE (750 kt/year) and LDPE (300 kt/year).

The joint venture plant cost $5.2 billion, according to Braskem's 2015 annual report.

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