Nova To add Polyethylene | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 27 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: July 4, 2011

Nova To add Polyethylene

Department: Business
Keywords: polyethylene, ethylene, shale, expansion

Nova Chemicals has begun feasibility and engineering studies for two new polyethylene units, one each in Alberta and Ontario. The firm is also considering an increase in low-density polyethylene production capacity at its Mooretown, Ontario, site. The expansions are planned to come on-line between 2014 and 2017 after the addition of ethylene capacity in Corunna, Ontario. The firm says increased availability of cost-competitive feedstock from shale oil and gas developments makes the ethylene and polyethylene expansions feasible.

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