SINGAPORE: Prime Evolue Singapore begins building metallocene LLDPE production plant

Prime Evolue was established late last year for the sales and production of Mitsui Chemical's Evolue LLDPE in Singapore. The venture, owned 80% by Prime Polymer and 20% by Mitsui, and with a capital of $115-million, is building a 300,000-t/y Evolue production unit.

Construction is scheduled for completion in December 2014, with commercial operations expected during the second quarter of 2015.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 27 May 2013

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)