Brunei: Engineering Lyondell Basell Licences Technology for Mega HDPE Unit
Hengyi Industries SDN BHD will be using Lyondell Basell’s Hostalen ACP technology for its new 450 KTA high density polyethylene facility in Brunei Darussalam. On completion, the unit is expected to produce a full range of multi-modal HDPE products.
Rotterdam/The Netherlands – Lyondell Basell has recently announced that Hengyi Industries SDN BHD (Hengyi) will use the Lyondell Basell Hostalen ‘Advanced Cascade Process’ (Hostalen ACP) technology for a new facility.
The process technology will be used for a 450 KTA high density polyethylene (HDPE) facility to be built in Pulau Muara Besar, Brunei Darussalam.
“Products from the Hostalen ACP process are an excellent fit for the growing market need for applications requiring multi-modal HDPE resins,” said Neil Nadalin, Director of Licensing at Lyondell Basell. Nadalin added: “This new license confirms once again the trust investors and operators place in our leading polyolefin expertise.”
Chen Liancai, CEO of Hengyi stated: “We selected the Hostalen ACP process technology for its extraordinary ability to produce strong and long-lasting products such as PE pipes, film and many other HDPE based applications.”
With these new capacity additions, Lyondell Basell has licensed over 9000 KTA of benchmark multi-modal HDPE resins.
The Hostalen ACP low-pressure slurry process technology manufactures high performance, multi-modal HDPE resins with an increased stiffness/toughness balance, impact resistance and high stress cracking resistance used in pressure pipe, film and blow moulding applications.
The Hengyi HDPE plant will commence operations using Avant Z501 and Avant Z509 catalysts to produce a full range of multi-modal HDPE products.