MOSCOW (MRC) -- LyondellBasell, the world’s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, has announced that Hyosung Vina Chemicals Co., Ltd. will use the LyondellBasell Spheripol technology for a new facility, reported EinNewsDesk.
The process technology will be used for a 300 KTA polypropylene (PP) plant to be built in Cai Mep Industrial Zone, Vung Tau Province, Vietnam.
"This additional award for our Spheripol technology from Hyosung makes us particularly proud, as it once again demonstrates how confident operators are with our licensing offer," said Jim Seward, Senior Vice President, R&D, Technology and Sustainability at LyondellBasell. Seward added, "The unmatched licensing track record of our polyolefin technology portfolio makes the Spheripol process the technology of choice in the polyolefin industry."
Mr. Kyong Yong Cha, Vice President at Hyosung Corp., stated: "We are very satisfied with the outstanding project execution and support for the first Spheripol technology project at Hyosung Vina Chemical and we trust the wide range of products offered by LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology will be a good choice for our additional polypropylene plant."
Spheripol technology is the leading polypropylene process technology with more than 27 million tons of licensed capacity. The latest fifth generation Spheripol technology includes process improvements that further maximize operational efficiency. The plant will commence operations using Avant ZN catalyst.
New licensees can take advantage of LyondellBasell’s in-house expertise of continuous production improvement, sustainable product development and catalyst knowhow, by optionally joining our Technical Service program.
As MRC informed before, LyondellBasell announced that Ceyhan Polipropilen Uretim A.S, a joint venture between Turkey’s Ronesans Holding and Algeria’s Sonatrach S.p.A., has selected the company’s Spheripol technology for a new polypropylene (PP) unit to be constructed in Ceyhan, Turkey. The unit will have a production capacity of 450,000 tons/year of PP.
According to MRC's ScanPlast report, the estimated PP consumption in the Russian market was 1,260,400 tonnes in January-December 2019, up by 4% year on year. Supply of almost all grades of propylene polymers increased, except for statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers).
LyondellBasell is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its 13,000 employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, and improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road. LyondellBasell sells products into approximately 100 countries and is the world's largest licensor of polyolefin technologies.