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Kaijin Blue Sky Energy licenses PP technology from LyondellBasell

December 03/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- LyondellBasell announced that Kaijin Blue Sky Energy (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd., has selected LyondellBasell’s leading polypropylene technology for a new world scale facility, said the company.

The facility will include a 600 KTA polypropylene plant using LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology as well as a 300 KTA polypropylene plant using LyondellBasell’s Spherizone technology. The facility will be built in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China.

"The choice of Kaijin Blue Sky Energy to use LyondellBasell’s polypropylene technology for their Wenzhou facility demonstrates how future operators trust the unpreceded polyolefin expertise of LyondellBasell. LyondellBasell’s polypropylene technology is the most widely used process in the world and is very well established in the market,” said Jim Seward, senior vice president of research and development, technology and sustainability at LyondellBasell. “The simplicity and robustness of the Spheripol process and the ability to produce added value polymer grades on a benchmark cost basis with the Spherizone technology is recognized by customers across the industry."

Mr. Yang Xuanjian, the General Manager of  Kaijin Blue Sky Energy (Zhejiang) Co., Ltd. stated: “The selected polyolefin technology from LyondellBasell gives us the ability to deliver cost effectively recognized bulk polymers through the Spheripol technology and to supply differentiated high margin polymer products through the Spherizone technology allowing us to build up our organisation on a solid basis."

The Spherizone multi-zone circulating reactor (MZCR) provides a unique and innovative platform to manufacture polypropylene products with novel architecture and enhanced product properties. With this award, more than 15 Spherizone plants has been licensed in Asia. Spheripol is the leading PP process with more than 30 million tons of licensed capacity. The latest fifth generation Spheripol technology includes process improvements that further maximize operational efficiency.

Both plants will commence operations using LyondellBasell’s Avant ZN catalyst. New licensees can take advantage of LyondellBasell’s in-house expertise of continuous production improvement, sustainable product development and catalyst knowhow, by optionally joining our Technical Service program.

As MRC informed earlier, Hengyi Industries petrochemicals joint venture (JV) in Brunei has selected LyondellBasell’s Hostalen technology for a 450,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) facility to be built in Pulau Muara Besar, Brunei Darussalam. The plant - part of an integrated petrochemicals complex - will also use LyondellBasell’s catalysts to produce multi-modal HDPE products. Project costs or timelines for construction and completion were not disclosed.

As MRC informed earlier, LyondellBasell, the world’s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, today announced that Hengyi Industries SDN BHD (Hengyi) will use the LyondellBasell Hostalen “Advanced Cascade Process” technology for a new facility.

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 1,594,510 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, up by 1% year on year. Only high denstiy polyethylene (HDPE) shipments increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market reached 880,130 tonnes in the nine months of 2020 (calculated using the formula: production minus exports plus imports, exluding producers' inventories as of 1 January, 2020). Supply increased exclusively of PP random copolymer.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP-random, PP random copolymer, LyondellBasell.
Category:General News
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