It is one of the largest and most energy-efficient steam-cracking plants in Europe, integrated with on-site production of polyethylene and butadiene. The latter, a raw material essential to the elastomers industry, is sent to the petrochemical plant at Ravenna. The polyethylene unit produces two families of products (LLDPE and HDPE) for applications such as food packaging, agriculture (drip-feed irrigation) and pharmaceuticals, using technology that ensures low costs and top quality. Roughly €25 million is being invested in installing a new ground-level smokeless torch at the Versalis plant, supplied by a leading global constructor of installations of this type. The new torch will function in parallel with the existing torch to mitigate environmental impact both visually and in terms of emissions.
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