BPA Plant Bisphenol-A Plant — China Acquires License for Proprietary Technology

Editor: Constanze Schmitz

Badger provides a technology license, process design and start-up services to new BPA plant in China.

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Stuart Agler, president of Badger: “Lihuayi is an important new phenolics producer in China.”
Stuart Agler, president of Badger: “Lihuayi is an important new phenolics producer in China.”
(Source: Badger)

Boston/USA, Lijin/PR China – Lihuayi Weiyuan Chemical has selected Badger to provide its proprietary technology for a 120,000 metric ton per annum grassroots Bisphenol-A (BPA) plant being built in Lijin, Shandong Province, People’s Republic of China. The order includes technology license, process design, and start-up services. The BPA plant is under construction and is scheduled for mechanical completion and startup in 2015. Lihuayi operates a Cumene plant using Badger technology at the same site.

“Lihuayi is an important new phenolics producer in China,” said Stuart Agler, president of Badger. “This is the second time they have chosen one of Badger’s proprietary technologies for their facility in Lijin. We believe this BPA plant will help Lihuayi become a market leader in the Chinese phenolics industry, and we look forward to expanding our relationship with them on this project and into the future.”

BPA is a carbon-based synthetic compound employed to make certain plastics and epoxy resins. BPA-based plastic is clear and tough, and is made into a variety of common consumer goods, such as water bottles, sports equipment, CDs, and DVDs. Epoxy resins containing BPA are used to line water pipes, as coatings on the inside of many food and beverage cans and in making thermal paper. (Source: Wikipedia)

Nearly 1.7 million metric tons of BPA capacity has been licensed by Badger and its predecessor companies since the technology was first offered for license in 2001. Badger Licensing is a venture of affiliates of Technip and ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Badger Licensing is principally engaged in marketing, licensing and developing technologies for ethylbenzene, styrene monomer, cumene and bisphenol-A.

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