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Jan 2017

NOVA Chemicals Shipping butene LLDPE from its newly Operational Polyethylene Reactor at Alberta

Source : plastics Insight

NOVA Chemicals Corporation ReactorNOVA Chemicals Corporation (“NOVA Chemicals”), headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, a leading supplier of polyethylene in the Americas, has started up of its new world-scale linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) gas phase reactor in December 2016 at its Joffre, Alberta site in Canada. The first new LLDPE reactor in the Americas in over a decade allows NOVA Chemicals to meet the growing demand for flexible films used in food packaging, heavy-duty sack and can liners. The company is now shipping butene LLDPE to its customers.

Happy with the new start up reactor, Chris Bezaire, Senior Vice President, Polyethylene Business, said,“The new supply of LLDPE from our PE1 Expansion Project will enhance NOVA Chemicals’ position as a leading polyethylene supplier in the Americas, helping our customers grow and succeed in their businesses.”

NOVA Chemicals’ butene LLDPE is known in the industry for a range of benefits including the excellent balance of physical prop