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CHINA TO BUILD MAJOR NEW UNIPOL PE PLANT

 CHINA TO BUILD MAJOR NEW UNIPOL PE PLANT
 DANBURY, Conn., March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Zhongyuan Petrochemical


Corporation will build a major new polyethylene plant based on Union Carbide Corporation's (NYSE: UK) UNIPOL(R) PE Process at Puyang City, Henan Province, People's Republic of China (PRC).
 Announcement of the March 13 signing of the contract for construction of the 120,000 tonnes-per-year facility was made by Zhongyuan Petrochemical, China National Import and Export Corporation (CNTIC) and Snamprogetti SPA (Milan, Italy), main contractor for the project.
 Slated for completion by 1995, the "swing" capacity plant will be capable of producing the full range of polyethylene products, from linear low density (LLDPE) to high density (HDPE) and will feature the latest in UNIPOL PE process and catalyst technology. When completed, it will be the fifth UNIPOL PE facility in the People's Republic of China and will boost operating UNIPOL PE plant capacity in the PRC to 440,000 tonnes annually.
 Union Carbide's UNIPOL Process is the world's leading gas-phase technology for the production of both polyethylene and polypropylene. Among its features: superior economics, product consistency and proven process and product versatility. It is the process of choice of more than 50 companies around the world. In the last five months alone, five new companies have selected UNIPOL process technology for their operations.
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 /CONTACT: Lou Agnello if Union Carbide, 203-794-3386/
 (UK) CO: Union Carbide Corp.; Zhongyuan Petrochemical Corp. ST: Connecticut IN: CHM SU:


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