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1968 New ethylene plant at Grangemouth
1968 Announced plans for £60M chemicals and plastics complex at Baglan Bay in South Wales (including vinyl chloride); offered to acquire Chevron Chemical's interest in the phthalic anhydride plant at Salt End, Hull and announced plans for expansion of this plant.
1969 Announced plans for investment in plant for making plastics at Stroud (polystyrene), Grangemouth (high density polyethylene) and Barry (Breon nitrile rubber).
1970 Plans to build new ethanol plant at Baglan Bay. New phenol plant commissioned at Grangemouth. Wulff plant for producing acetylene used to make vinyl chloride monomer at Barry was closed after many technical problems since it was commissioned in 1966; the chemical would be imported instead.