KOREA (SOUTH): Hyundai Chemical Company Ltd. selects Univation’s Unipol PE Technology for new high-density polyethylene plant
Hyundai Chemical Company, Ltd. has chosen Univation Technologies’ Unipol PE Technology for a 300,000 t/y high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant to be located at Hyundai’s site in Daesan, Republic of Korea.
Hyundai will utilize a broad range of Univation’s HDPE product technology portfolio including the Acclaim K-100 Catalyst Series for advanced HDPE products such as film, large part blow molding (LPBM) and geomembrane applications. Additionally, Hyundai has taken advantage of the flexible design of their Unipol PE Reactor line by investing in future production capabilities for both linear-low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and metallocene polyethylene (mPE) products. Hyundai will also implement Univation’s latest process control system, Premier APC+ 2.0, which delivers state-of-the-art process control specifically designed for Unipol PE Technology to maximize production rates, facilitate product transitions and enhance overall economic performance.
“We are delighted that Hyundai Chemical selected Univation’s Unipol PE Technology for their new plant in the Republic of Korea,” said Dr. Steven Stanley, President of Univation Technologies. “This new Unipol PE Reactor will provide Hyundai with a robust portfolio of competitive and well-recognized HDPE products covering a breadth of applications highly suitable for key growth opportunities in domestic and export markets.”
Mr. Jung, Im-ju, Executive Director / Head of Process Department of Hyundai Chemical Plant, commented, “Regional demand for high-performance HDPE products continues to exceed expectations within the markets where we participate – and this new capacity addition was recognized as essential to satisfy our customers’ growing needs.” Mr. Jung, Im-ju continued, “We are delighted to work with Univation on this important construction project for our new Unipol PE Reactor line and we look forward to its safe start-up and the introduction of our HDPE supply into the market.”
Source: Univation Technologies, Houston; 20 May 2019
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