Malaysia's recovered petchem industry is expanding

A 200,000-tpy LDPE plant was part of Phase II expansion completed earlier this year at the Pasir Gudang petrochemical complex. Photograph from Titan Petrochemicals Sdn. Bhd.Click here to enlarge imageMalaysia's petrochemical industry has defied all odds and emerged from the Asian economic crisis unscathed; no major project was cancelled or even suspended. The country has managed to piece together a comprehensive presence in all stages of the petrochemical sector, from feedstock through to high-density polyethylene (HDPE) production. It now appears on the verge of becoming one of the region's primary petrochemical centers.Nonetheless, the financial performance of the Malaysian pe...

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