Sasol to Build Ethylene Tetramerisation Plant

Sasol is planning to build the world's first commercial ethylene tetramerisation plant in the US.

The plant is capable of producing more than 100,000t of combined 1-octene and 1-hexene a years at its production site in Louisiana.

The chemicals are used as co-monomers in the manufacture of linear low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene and elastomers.

The South Africa-based company plans to commence construction in the plant in 2011, with operations expected to begin by mid-2013.