The two plants would be based on INEOS's Innovene S slurry technology and would have a combined capacity of 750,000 tonnes/year of high density polyethylene (HDPE), said Braskem vice president Roberto Ramos.
The third plant would have the capacity to produce 300,000 tonnes/year of low density polyethylene (LDPE), he added.
There would be no linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) ⌠because the Mexican market demands more HDPE'', Ramos noted.
The Ethylene XXI project is a joint venture between Braskem and Mexico's Idesa, and would comprise an ethane-based cracker plus downstream PE. Located in Coatzacoalcos, the project is scheduled to start up in early 2015.