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Shell starts Geismar α-olefin plant

by Alex tullo
January 12, 2019 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 97, ISSUE 2

 

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Credit: Shell
Shell's new α-olefin plant in Geismar, Louisiana

Shell Chemicals has started up an α-olefin plant in Geismar, Louisiana. The 425,000-metric-ton-per-year unit brings α-olefin capacity at the site to 1.3 million t. The chemicals go to make surfactants, lubricants, and polymers.

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