CHINA: Shandong Binhua selects Honeywell Technology for on-purpose propylene production in China
Honeywell announced that Shandong Binhua New Material Co., Ltd. will use Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology to produce 600,000 t/y of polymer-grade propylene for a proposed plant in China. Honeywell UOP will provide services, equipment, catalysts and adsorbents for the Shandong plant.
The project marks the 25th award for C3 Oleflex technology in China, which has seen exponential growth and demand for propylene. Since 2011, most dehydrogenation projects globally have been based on UOP technology, including projects for propane (C3), isobutane (iC4) and mixed C3/ iC4 service. Global production capacity of propylene from Oleflex technology currently stands at approximately 7.8 million t/y.
“The increasing consumption of plastics globally has generated substantial demand for propylene,” said Bryan Glover, vice president and general manager, Honeywell UOP’s Petrochemicals and Refining Technologies. “Our Oleflex technology will help Shandong Binhua, a regional leader in propylene oxide production, meet the demand for propylene derivatives in China by creating a consistent supply of on-purpose propylene.”
Source: Honeywell UOP website, Des Plaines, Ill; 3 Dec 2019
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