MOSCOW (MRC) -- Shanxi Coking Co. Ltd., has signed a license agreement for UNIPOL polypropylene (PP) process technology with Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC, a wholly owned Subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, reported Dow on its site.
Shanxi Coking is the 14th UNIPOL PP technology licensee to sign in China since 2006. The 400,000 tpa plant is expected to start up in 2015 and will produce homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers. The plant will be located in Hongdong City in the Shanxi Province.
Based in Hongdong County, Shanxi Province, China, Shanxi Coking is a subsidiary of Shanxi Coking Coal Group (SCCG), one of the largest coal coking enterprises in the Shanxi province.
As MRC informed previously, Dow UNIPOL polypropylene technology is gaining popularity in China. Thus, last year another Chinese chemical producer Jiutai Energy signed a license agreement with Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology, a wholly owned Subsidiary of Dow for a 350,000 tpa methanol-to-olefin based PP plant. Jiutai licensed UNIPOL PP process technology to produce homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers.
Polypropylene is a versatile plastic used in packaging, durable goods, automotive parts, non-wovens, fibers and consumer applications.
The UNIPOL PP process for polypropylene is a comprehensive technology and services package with established worldwide success. It combines product and catalyst know-how with leading gas-phase process technology and technology transfer expertise. Resins produced by UNIPOL polypropylene technology from Dow account for 17% of global polypropylene output.