June 2003

Trends and Resources

HP Construction: Africa

Sasol is constructing a new 1-octene production plant at Secunda, South Africa, to meet growing global demands. The chemical is claimed to help impart special performance features such ..

Jackson, Kim M., Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Sasol is constructing a new 1-octene production plant at Secunda, South Africa, to meet growing global demands. The chemical is claimed to help impart special performance features such as elasticity, flexibility, impact resistance and strength to plastic consumer products. The plant will produce 48,000 tpy and will replicate the existing train which started producing in 1999 at the same capacity. This pushes overall output to 96,000 tons when it comes on stream in late 2004. The two plants are operated by Sasol Olefins and Surfactants, a Sasol Chemical Industries division. The first delivery from the new unit is e

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