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Material Insights: June 13, 2011

June 13, 2011

Shell Oil's eye-catching plans to build a new ethylene cracker in the Appalachian region of the United States is featured in this week's Material Insights video. Houston-based Shell will build the cracker making ethylene -- a key plastics feddstock -- in order to take advantage of newfound supplies of natural gas in the region. Also featured is Americhem's plan for a production complex in N.C., and Chase Plastics expansion plans.