Petronas selects ACP PE technology for 400 kt/year Malaysian RAPID project

LyondellBasell says PRPC Polymers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysian petrochemicals firm Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), has selected its Hostalen “Advanced Cascade Process” (Hostalen ACP) technology. The PE process technology will be used for a 400 kilotonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit to be constructed at the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia.

PRPC Polymers states that it selected the Hostalen ACP process technology for its “exceptional ability to produce high-performance film and pipe products.”

Petronas already licensed the two LyondellBasell polypropylene (PP) process technologies Spherizone and Spheripol for the RAPID complex in Malaysia.

Hostalen ACP process technology manufactures high-performance, multimodal HDPE resins with stiffness/toughness balance, impact resistance, high stress cracking resistance and processing advantages used in film, blow moulding and pipe applications.

LyondellBasell, a licensor of polypropylene and polyethylene technologies, has more than 250 polyolefin process licenses. In addition to the Hostalen ACP process, LyondellBasell’s portfolio of licensed polyolefin technologies and associated technical services includes: Spheripol PP process with more than 22 million tonnes of licensed capacity; Spherizone multi-zone circulating reactor; Metocene PP add-on technology for the production of speciality polypropylene products using single-site catalyst system; Lupotech for the production of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE) and Spherilene gas-phase process technology for the production of LLDPE, MDPE and HDPE.

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