Shaanxi Coal Yulin opts for LyondellBasell’s process for PP plant

Shaanxi Coal Yulin Energy and Chemical Co., which is building PP plant in the Jingbian Chemical Industrial Park in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, China, has selected chemical firm LyondellBasell’s Spherizone and Lupotech T technologies.

“The Spherizone technology enables polypropylene producers to expand their business and capture additional value through product differentiation,” said Dan Coombs, Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing, Refining, Projects and Technology at LyondellBasell. “Lupotech T is the clear market leader in high pressure tubular LDPE technology offering low operating and investment costs to our customers.”

A leading executive at Shaanxi Coal Yulin Energy and Chemical Co., Ltd. stated, “Spherizone and Lupotech T process technologies were selected following an extensive evaluation process and demonstrated that they are the state-of-the-art technologies in their respective markets.”

The Spherizone process is said to be the newest and most advanced PP technology expanding the product portfolio beyond the traditional range of PP grades. Unlike other PP process technologies it also allows for the production of entirely new families of propylene-based polymers using its unique multi-zone circulating reactor system, says LyondellBasell.

The Yulin plant will be the 14th in the world to be licensed under the Spherizone technology since its commercial launch in 2006, representing more than 4 million tonnes/year of PP capacity.

Lupotech T, with its high conversion rates and effective heat recovery system, offers customers in addition to its economic advantage, fast grade changes and a high on-stream factor for the world-scale production of LDPE and EVA copolymers.

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