China: Plant Development Petro China to Adopt Lyondell Basell’s Hostalen ACP Technology
Lyondell Basell’s technology will be used for three of Petro China’s facilities in China and aims to add 1100 KTA of high density polyethylene capacity to the region.
Rotterdam/The Netherlands – Lyondell Basell has recently announced that Petro China will use the Lyondell Basell Hostalen ‘Advanced Cascade Process’ (Hostalen ACP) technology for 1100 KTA of HDPE capacity. Licensor selection has been done by China Huan Qiu Contracting & Engineering Co. (HQC) a wholly owned subsidiary of Petro China.
The low-pressure slurry process technology will be used for a 300 KTA high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit to be built in Korla City, Xinjiang Province, a 400 KTA plant in Jieyang City, Guangdong Province and a 400 KTA plant in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province in the P.R. China.
With these new capacity additions, Lyondell Basell has licensed over 7700 KTA of benchmark multi-modal HDPE resins.
“Lyondell Basell is pleased to further strengthen our long-standing relationship with Petro China by licensing three new HDPE plants in China,” said Jim Seward, vice president technology business sustainability at Lyondell Basell. “Petro China’s selection again confirms the trust customers have in our advanced polyolefins technology.”
Liu Jun, vice president of Petro China Refining & Chemicals Company stated: “The market demands high-performance HDPE products and Lyondell Basell’s multi-modal technology effectively meets these needs. Selecting Lyondell Basell’s low-pressure slurry process for our petrochemical growth projects will enable us to produce high-quality products on a very sustainable, reliable and economical basis.”
Hostalen ACP 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 pressure pipe, film and blow molding applications.
The Petro China HDPE plants will commence operations using Avant Z 501 and Avant Z509-1 catalysts to produce a full range of multi-modal HDPE products.