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01. August 2018

Hyosung selects LyondellBasell technology for PP plant in Vietnam

LyondellBasell announced that Hyosung Vietnam Corp. Ltd. has selected Spheripol polypropylene process technology for a 300 kt/y PP plant in Vietnam. According to LyondellBasell, Spheripol is one of the leading PP process technologies with more than 24 million t of licensed capacity.

“The Spheripol process is the most widely used polypropylene technology in the world and is well established in Asia,” said Dan Coombs, Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing, Projects, Refining, and Technology. “Customers appreciate the Spheripol process’s high track record of plant operability, leading operating cost and excellent product properties.”

Kyong Yong Cha, Vice President at Hyosung Corp. stated “We have selected Spheripol technology for our Vietnamese PP project to enhance and diversify our current polypropylene product portfolio.”

With more than 250 polyolefin process licenses, LyondellBasell is a leading licensor of PP and PE technologies. The company's portfolio of licensed polyolefin technologies and associated technical services includes:

  • Spherizone – The multi-zone circulating reactor provides a platform to manufacture polypropylene with enhanced properties
  • Hostalen – Low-pressure slurry process for the production of multi-modal high density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Lupotech – High-pressure tubular and autoclave process technologies for the production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers
  • Spherilene – Flexible, gas-phase process technology for the production of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), medium density polyethylene (MDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Metocene PP – Add-on technology for the production of speciality polypropylene products using single-site catalyst systems


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