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LyondellBasell starts new advanced HDPE plant

August 27/2010

(PlasticsToday) -- Plastics supplier LyondellBasell, just a few months out of Chapter 11 protection, is moving ahead with strategic growth, adding another 320,000 tonnes of HDPE capacity in Europe. Output from the plant is even better than current bi-modal materials, claims the company.

 

The supplier reports the new plant, in Munchsmunster, Germany, uses its Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (ACP) for production of the high-density polyethylene (HDPE). This new plant joins current LyondellBasell plastics plants in Frankfurt and Wesseling, Germany, and a joint venture in Plock, Poland, as all using the Hostalen ACP technology. The new plant has 65 full-time employees.

 

According to the supplier, Hostalen ACP technology surpasses standard bimodal HDPE performance by producing resins with an advanced toughness/stiffness balance, superior impact resistance, and a higher stress-crack resistance. Typical customer applications include thin-wall packaging, caps and closures, large blow molding and textiles for packaging.

 

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LyondellBasell starts new advanced HDPE plant

MRC Reference

LyondellBasell.  The share in the Russian market in 2008:
 PE  - 1.4% (including HDPE - 2.5%, LDPE Ц 0.3%);
 PP Ц 4.1% (including block-copolymers - 9.5%).

Annual sales growth in Russia, during the recent 5 years:
 PE - 27%;
 PP Ц 88%.

The leader in the following polymers processing technologies:

 pipe extrusion;

 film extrusion;

 injection molding


 

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