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Despite a significant improvement in demand over Q4 2008, LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, Netherlands) plans to temporarily idle its LDPE plants in Carrington, UK and Fos-sur-Mer, France.

Amie Chitwood

February 19, 2009

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LyondellBasell idles two European plants

“This measure is another step in our efforts to continue our business in a way that is economically reasonable,” said Richard Roudeix, LyondellBasell’s VP for PE in Europe, in a press release. “Our flexibility in polyethylene production in Europe is helping to optimize our physical assets while continuing to meet the needs of our customers.”

The Carrington unit has a nameplate capacity of 185 KT/year, and the Fos plant has a nameplate capacity of 110 KT/year. [email protected]

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