Technology License Lyondell Basell’s High-Pressure Polyethylene Technology Selected for Producing EVA, LDPE
Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical Co. has selected Lyondell Basell’s technology once again for its facility in China. With the help of this technologies, the company aims to produce ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) homo polymers.
Rotterdam/The Netherlands – Lyondell Basell has recently announced that Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical Co. (ZPC) will once again license the Lyondell Basell high-pressure polyethylene technology at their facility located in Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, P.R. of China.
The Lupotech process technology will be used for both a 100 KTA Autoclave and a 300 kiloton per year (KTA) Tubular line. Both production trains will be producing mainly ethylene vinyl acetate copolymers (EVA). Furthermore, an additional 400 KTA Tubular line producing low-density polyethylene (LDPE) homo polymers will be built at the same site.
“We are excited that ZPC decided to grow their assets of licensed Lyondell Basell polyolefin technologies with their latest award of our tubular Lupotech T and autoclave Lupotech A technology. In the near future, ZPC will produce in total more than 2,700 KTA polyolefins based on our process technology,” said Neil Nadalin, Director Global Licensing and Services at Lyondell Basell. Nadalin added: “The latest additions will be dedicated to produce high value EVA and LDPE applications such as solar panel lamination and encapsulant enabling the global energy transition as well as the production of cost efficient homopolymer LDPE resins.”