Metallocene Polyethylene Launch of Metallocene Polyethylene Project in China
Shenyang Chemical launched China’s first metallocene polyethylene project. The company is producing four different grades of metallocene, an annual capacity of 30,000 tons is planned.
Beijing/China – Shenyang Chemical, a subsidiary of Bluestar, has launched China’s first metallocene polyethylene project, filling a domestic gap. The company is a state-controlled listed company engaged in the chlorine and alkali industry, deep oil processing, and new chemical materials.
Shenyang Chemical imported the equipment for producing metallocene polyethylene from the US and spent less than a year to learn and absorb relevant technologies, try out the processes, and build the equipment. Now the system is launched successfully at the first attempt with an annual capacity of 30,000 tons, delivering qualified products and stable operation.
Shenyang Chemical is now producing four different grades of metallocene polyethylene, all are high-performance grades, presenting good fusibility and imposing lower requirements on downstream users. This successful launch is a milestone in Shenyang Chemical’s march towards more refined high-end products, bringing new benefits to the company.
Metallocene polyethylene is a high-grade polyethylene resin. When a small amount of metallocene polyethylene is added, the films for agricultural use will show a better strength, anti-tear performance, light transmission, and air tightness. Such films help increase the light absorption of crops and lower the cost of farmers. Metallocene polyethylene is also used to make food packaging films such as those in Tetra Pak, and laminated films.