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New Indian polyolefins supplier plans a million-tonne entry

Formed in 2006 but now taking more concrete shape, a new supplier of polypropylene and polyethylene, ONGC Petro additions Ltd. (OPaL), has taken a license to use production polymerization technology from Ineos Technologies for its new PP and PE plants.

PlasticsToday Staff

February 19, 2010

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New Indian polyolefins supplier plans a million-tonne entry

The new plants will add more than one million tonnes of polyolefins capacity to the market. OPaL acquired rights to use the "Innovene PP Process" for the manufacture of polypropylene homopolymers, random and impact copolymers, and the "Innovene G Process" for the manufacture of linear low-density and high-density polyethylene.

Start up of the new plants is slated for late 2012, according to the supplier, with current plans calling for construction of a 340,000-tonne/yr PP plant and two 360,000-tonne/yr PE plants located in the Dahej Special Economic Zone of Petroleum, Chemical and Petrochemical Investment Region (PCPIR) in the Indian state of Gujarat.

OPaL is a subsidiary of Oil and Natural Gas Corp. Ltd. (ONGC), which is majority owned by India's national government. ONGC dominates the country's markets for natural gas and oil supply. —[email protected]

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