May 2012
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Petrochemicals
Polymers and Plastics

Developments in LAO Comonomer Technologies for Polyethylene

Linear alpha olefin (LAO) comonomer technologies for polyethylene have been reviewed. Regional process economics for the production of full-range LAO and on-purpose butene-1, hexene-1, and octene-1 have been evaluated. Regional supply/demand for alpha olefins (butene-1, hexene-1, octene-1) is included.