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Orpic picks LyondellBasell PP technology at new plant in Oman

August 11/2014

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic) has selected LyondellBasell's Spheripol polypropylene process technology for a new 300,000 tpy polypropylene (PP) plant to be built in Sohar, Sultanate of Oman, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.

Start-up of the Liwa plastics project is planned for 2018.

"We selected the LyondellBasell Spheripol process for its ability to cost-effectively produce a wide range of high-quality products that are demanded by our customers throughout the Middle East and South East Asia," said Henk Pauw, Orpic's general manager for the Liwa plastics project.

LyondellBasell is a leading licensor of polypropylene and polyethylene technologies with more than 250 polyolefin process licenses. The Spheripol process is a leading polypropylene technology to produce high-quality homopolymer, random and heterophasic copolymers.

"Orpic's detailed bidding process and resulting selection of our Spheripol process technology has again demonstrated LyondellBasell's leading position in polypropylene," said Bob Patel, LyondellBasell's executive vice president of olefins and polyolefins in Europe and Asia.

"Based on this first license, we are looking forward to establishing a strong long term relationship with Orpic," he added.

As MRC informed previously, in July 2014, LyondellBasell announced that CNOOC Oil and Petrochemicals Co., had selected the LyondellBasell Spherizone technology for a 400,000 tons per year PP plant planned to be built at Huizhou, China.

Spherizone offers a multi-zone circulating reactor process providing an economical and efficient method of manufacturing a wide range of high-quality polypropylene and novel polyolefins resins all on a single-line with capacities of up to 500 KT per year.  Low manufacturing and investment cost make Spherizone very attractive in the marketplace. Since the launch of the Spherizone process in 2004, more than 3.5 million tons of capacities have been licensed.

LyondellBasell Industries NV is a manufacturing company. The company produces chemicals, fuels, and polymers used for packaging, clean fuels, durable textiles, medical applications, construction materials, and automotive parts. LyondellBasell Industries operates globally and is headquartered in the Netherlands. LyondellBasell is also a leading licensor of polypropylene and polyethylene technologies. The more than 250 polyolefin process licenses granted by LyondellBasell are twice that of any other polyolefin technology licensor.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PE, LyondellBasell, Oman Oil Company, China, Oman.
Category:General News
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