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Malaysia: Petronas' Subsidiary Selects Lyondell Basell for 400 kta Project Advanced Cascade Process for Polyethylene Production

Editor: Alexander Stark

Lyondell Basell announced PRPC Polymers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad, has selected the Lyondell Basell Hostalen “Advanced Cascade Process” technology.

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Lyondell Basell produces 320 KT per year of Hostalen ACP resins at the Basell Orlen Polyolefins plant in Plock, Poland.
Lyondell Basell produces 320 KT per year of Hostalen ACP resins at the Basell Orlen Polyolefins plant in Plock, Poland.
(Source: Lyondell Basell)

Rotterdam/The Netherlands — The polyethylene process technology will be used for a 400 kta high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit to be constructed in their Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) complex in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia. Hostalen ACP process technology manufactures high-performance, multimodal HDPE resins with an industry-leading stiffness/toughness balance, impact resistance, high stress cracking resistance and processing advantages used in film, blow molding and pipe applications.

Datuk Nur Iskandar A. Samad, Project Director (Petrochemical) for project "Rapid" at PRPC Polymers stated, “We selected the Hostalen ACP process technology for its exceptional ability to produce high-performance film and pipe products that allows us to meet the growing demand for specialty petrochemical products in the region”.

Petronas already licensed the two polypropylene (PP) process technologies Spherizoneand Spheripol for the "Rapid" complex in Malaysia. ”With over 250 plants licensed worldwide with our technologies, Lyondell Basell continues to be a leading licensor of polypropylene and polyethylene technologies in the world,” said Dan Coombs, Executive Vice President of Global Olefins and Polyolefins and Technology at LyondellBasell. “We are pleased to be once again the technology provider of choice for the development of the PETRONAS polyolefins business”.

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