CHINA: Wanhua picks LyondellBasell Technologies for new PE & PP facilities in Yantai City
Wanhua Chemical Group has selected technology from LyondellBasell for a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant and polypropylene (PP) unit in Yantai City, Shandong Province, China.
The complex will include a 350,000 t/y HDPE plant, based on LyondellBasell's Hostalen ACP process technology, and a 300,000 t/y PP unit, which will utilize LyondelBasell's 5th generation Spheripol PP process technology. Cost of the project and a schedule were not given.
"We selected LyondellBasell's Spheripol process because of the technology's low capital and operating costs, leading monomer consumptions and excellent operability," said Liu Boxue, vice president of Wanhua. "We also chose their Hostalen ACP process to better meet our customer's growing demand for HDPE products in China."
Source: Weekly “PetroChemical News”, Durham, NC, USA; 22 Oct 2018
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)