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28-05-2018

Fuijan Zhongjing selects Spheripol PP from LyondellBasell

LyondellBasell today announced that Fujian Zhongjing Petrochemical Co., Ltd. has selected LyondellBasell 5th Generation Spheripol technology. The polypropylene process technology will be used for two 600 KTA polypropylene (PP) units to be constructed in Fuzhou, China. This represents the world’s largest single PP plant license announced to date.

Mr. WENG Shengjing, Chairman of the Board of Fujian Zhongjing stated, “We selected Spheripol for its proven track record, advantaged economics, and its ability to produce the industry benchmark products that are demanded by our customers”.

“The selection of the Spheripol technology by Fujian Zhongjing to build the world’s largest single train polypropylene units shows the confidence the market has in our technologies”, said Dan Coombs, Executive Vice President of Global Olefins and Polyolefins and Technology at LyondellBasell. “This again demonstrates LyondellBasell’s leadership in polymer process technologies”.

LyondellBasell is a leading licensor of polypropylene and polyethylene technologies with more than 250 polyolefin process licenses. Spheripol is the leading polypropylene process technology with more than 22 million tons of licensed capacity. It combines globally recognized quality PP grades with leading monomer consumption and investment costs to make it the technology of choice.

In addition to the Spheripol process, LyondellBasell’s portfolio of licensed polyolefin technologies and associated technical services is comprised of:
* Spherizone – The breakthrough Spherizone multi-zone circulating reactor provides a unique and innovative platform with flexible operating conditions to manufacture added-value polypropylene with novel architecture and enhanced properties
* Metocene PP – technology for the production of specialty polypropylene products using single-site catalyst systems
* Lupotech – the leading high-pressure tubular and autoclave process technologies for the production of LDPE and EVA copolymers
* Hostalen – a low-pressure slurry process for the production of high-performance multimodal HDPE
* Spherilene – flexible, gas-phase process technology for the production of LLDPE, MDPE and HDPE

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