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Axens launches new SeLene brand for selective hydrogenation

April 15/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Axens announced the launch of SeLene, a newly created family brand dedicated to selective hydrogenation, said Hydrocarbonprocessing.

Selective hydrogenation is an essential purification step for the production of the most critical building blocks of the petrochemical industry. These blocks include ethylene, propylene, butadiene and aromatics. Selective hydrogenation is also applied in several refinery processing schemes, and plays an increasingly important role in the widely adopted, fully integrated, refinery and petrochemical operation.

Axens proposes a broad catalyst portfolio to deliver optimal performance, specifically tailored for the selective hydrogenation needs of the customers thanks to over 50 years of powerful innovation aimed at improving the active phase impregnation, combined with state-of-the-art alumina carriers.

Additionally, Axens highly integrated offer provides the convenience of a one-stop shop for its valued customers including Licensing, Basic Engineering, Internals & Dedicated Equipment, Adsorbents, Gradings, Unit Auditing, Consulting, Revamping and Digitalization revolving around the broad catalyst portfolio.

SeLene family combines over 20 industrially proven catalysts along with tailor-made services to provide dedicated solutions to meet customer needs. Moreover, SeLene also welcomes Axens latest catalysts with new performance features to help customers creating even more value along the whole olefins chain from the acetylene to the Pygas cut.

"The SeLene catalyst family is one of Axens first step to go hand in hand with customer in order to tackle the upcoming challenges related to the selective hydrogenation field. The SeLene catalyst family is focused on two main axes: innovative catalysts and dedicated services towards customers satisfaction." says Marie-Clotilde Gouvenot, Global Market Manager at Axens.

As MRC informed earlier, China's Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical (ZPC) has selected Axens to supply catalysts for its Zhoushan ethylene project.

Also, The Baltic Chemical Complex (BHK), a subsidiary of JSC Rusgazdobycha, and the international company Axens signed an agreement on the supply of technology for the production of alpha-olefins used for the production of polyethylene. The technology will be applied within the framework of a project for the construction of a gas chemical complex as part of an ethane-containing gas processing complex near Ust-Luga in the Leningrad Region.

Ethylene and propylene are feedstocks for producing polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP).

According to MRC's ScanPlast report, Russia's estimated PE consumption totalled 241,030 tonnes in January 2021 versus 217,890 tonnes a year earlier. Only shipments of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) increased. At the same time, PP shipments to the Russian market reached 141,870 tonnes in January 2021 versus 123,520 tonnes a year earlier. Supply of homopolymer PP and PP block copolymers increased.


mrcplast.com
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:petroleum products, crude oil, PP, PE, neftegaz, petrochemistry, Axens.
Category:General News
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