U.S. BRIEFS

QUANTUM CHEMICAL CORP., New York, started up the first world scale, grassroots ethylene plant built in the U.S. since 1983. The Deer Park, Tex., plant is fed by liquefied petroleum gas and is producing ethylene at 70% of its capacity of 1.5 billion lb/year. M.W. Kellogg Co. handled engineering, procurement, and construction on the 32 month job.

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