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Home » News » Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Commissions New Marlex® Polyethylene Units at Old Ocean, Texas
25.09.2017

Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Commissions New Marlex® Polyethylene Units at Old Ocean, Texas

Chevron Phillips Chemical Successfully Commissions New Marlex® Polyethylene Units at Old Ocean, Texas

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC announced it has successfully completed commissioning and begun start-up of its new polyethylene units at Old Ocean, Texas. Each unit will produce up to 500,000 metric tons annually to service the ever-increasing global demand for polyethylene. These units can produce a wide variety of polyethylene resin from metallocene LLDPE film to bi-modal film and pipe products, displaying the wide capability of Chevron Phillips Chemical's proprietary MarTech® technology.

Chevron Phillips Chemical's world-recognized Marlex® polyethylene resin produced at Old Ocean will be delivered to customers in North America and to strategic transloading facilities across the United States for export to all regions of the world, supporting the dynamic growth seen around the globe by the company and its many MarTech® licenses.

At peak construction, the U.S. Gulf Coast Petrochemicals Project employed approximately 10,000 contractors devoted to completing not just the polyethylene units at Old Ocean, but also a new world scale ethane cracker being built at the company's existing facilities in Baytown, Texas. The Baytown facility recently experienced flooding as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Chevron Phillips Chemical currently expects to complete construction and begin commissioning the ethane cracker by first quarter 2018 with a transition to full production during second quarter 2018.

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