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Honeywell's UOP to produce propylene and isobutane

October 14/2011

(Plastemart) -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that it has been selected by Yantai Wanhua Polyurethanes Co., Ltd. to provide technology to produce key petrochemicals to meet growing demand in China. Yantai Wanhua will use Honeywell's UOP process technology, catalysts and adsorbents to produce propylene, a building block for films and packaging, and isobutane, a raw material used in the polyurethane production process, at its facility in Yantai, China. The facility will use UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to produce 750,000 metric tons of propylene from propane annually and the UOP Butamer (TM) process to produce 565,000 metric tons of isobutane annually. In addition to technology licensing, catalysts and adsorbents, Honeywell's UOP will provide engineering design, equipment, staff training and technical service for the project. The new units are expected to start up in 2013.

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