The Netherlands: Petrochemicals Lyondell Basell Licenses Polyolefin Technology to Sinopec
Lyondell Basell announced that China Sinopec International and Sinopec-SK (Wuhan) have selected their Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (Hostalen ACP) technology.
Rotterdam/The Netherlands — The low-pressure slurry process technology will be used for a 300 KTA high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit to be built in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
This project represents the ninth Hostalen ACP line licensed in China. With this license, the total design and operating capacity of Hostalen ACP lines in China will exceed three million tons per year.
According to the company, this process technology manufactures high performance, multi-modal HDPE resins with an industry-leading stiffness/toughness balance, impact resistance, high stress cracking resistance and process advantages used in film, blow moulding and pipe applications.