Issue Date: October 27, 2008
European Companies Join For Plastic Pipe
Six European equipment and chemical makers have joined to design a single-stage production process for peroxide-linked polyethylene pipe. Makers of such pipe, used in gas and water distribution systems, typically purchase the ingredients separately and mix them in a batch process. Now, three chemical companies—polyethylene maker Borealis, organic peroxide maker AkzoNobel, and functional additives maker Ciba—and three equipment firms have created an integrated system that handles all steps continuously.
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