Mexico polyethylene plant to use GE hyper compressor technology

05/03/2012

Petrochemical producers Brazil's Braskem S.A. and Mexico's Grupo Idesa have launched a joint venture to establish a polyethylene complex in Mexico featuring GE hyper compressor technology.

Alejandra Sánchez Healy, spokesperson for Braskem, told PlasticsToday the Mexican market has been in need for this production of polyethylene for years due to the fact that it imports more than 70% of the polyethylene consumed in the country.

The new plant, based in Veracruz, Mexico, will provide high-efficiency plastics production and significantly reduce the amount of polyethylene the country imports for manufacturing, packaging, and other industrial applications, the companies said.
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