China’s Lianyungang Petrochemical Co., Ltd (a company of Zhejiang Satellite) has selected LyondellBasell Hostalen “Advanced Cascade Process” (Hostalen ACP) technology from LyondellBasel for its 400 kilotonne/year HDPE plant to be built at Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, China.
“We are grateful to Zhejiang Satellite for selecting our technology. With this contract, LyondellBasell has licensed more than 1 million tonnes of Hostalen ACP capacity this year,” said Jim Seward, vice president technology business and sustainability at LyondellBasell.
Lu Wei Wei, vice president of Zhejiang Satellite stated: “The market demands high-performance HDPE and LyondellBasell’s multi-modal technology effectively meets these needs. Selecting LyondellBasell’s low-pressure slurry process in our petrochemical complex will enable us to produce high-quality products reliably and economically.”
This project represents the 10th Hostalen ACP line licensed in China. With this license, the total design and operating capacity of Hostalen ACP lines in China will exceed 3.4 million tonnes/year.
Hostalen ACP process technology manufactures high-performance, multi-modal HDPE resins with stiffness/toughness balance, impact resistance, high stress cracking resistance and processing advantages used in film, blow moulding and pipe applications.