China: Polypropylene Technology Lyondell Basell's PP Technology Selected by Dongming Hengchang Petrochemical
Dongming Hengchang Petrochemical has selected Lyondell Basell's Spheripol polypropylene technology for a 200 kt per year plant in Heze City, Shandong Province, China.
Rotterdam/The Netherlands — The fifth generation Spheripol chosen by Dongming Hengchang Petrochemical includes process improvements that, according to the company, further maximize operational efficiency.
The technology allows for the production of a broad spectrum of homopolymers, random copolymers and heterophasic impact and specialty impact copolymers, as well as terpolymers. Application examples of PP products produced by Spheripol are thin-walled, rigid packaging items that are light and strong, packaging containers that preserve food, and polypropylene pipes that safely transport water.
Polypropylene grades produced with the Spheripol process are used to manufacture film for the storage of food, plastic pipes for the delivery of drinking water and wastewater removal and sterile syringes in healthcare.