ARGENTINA PUSHES PETROCHEMICAL EXPANSION
Argentina is stepping up expansion of its petrochemical industry. Pasa Petroquimica Argentina SA, Buenos Aires, and Dow Chemical Co. signed an agreement to study feasibility of a 50-50 venture to produce styrenic polymers in Argentina. Dow's Argentinian unit produces styrene butadiene (SBR) latex, acrylic compounds, and agrichemicals. Pasa produces ethylene, styrene, polystyrene, SBR rubber, and nitrogen fertilizers.