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Polypropylene

Polypropylene is currently one of the fastest growing polymers, with forecasted demand growth higher than GDP for the foreseeable future. Much of this growth is attributed to polypropylene’s ability to displace conventional materials (wood, glass, metal) and other thermoplastics at lower cost.

Lummus Technology licenses its Novolen® gas phase polypropylene (PP) technology for the production of the full range of PP resins. This reliable, versatile and environmentally clean process makes products meeting the requirements of even the most demanding applications.

McDermott is the only company to offer technology integration between propylene and PP, with four processes aimed at producing or maximizing propylene from upstream refinery and petrochemical units. Our tailor-made Novolen High Performance Catalyst Series (NHP) is complete with NHP® Catalyst Systems, which consists of internal and external donors. Novolen’s catalyst series includes our standard Ziegler Natta 4th generation NHP 401 series and Ziegler Natta 5th generation NHP 402 series, which utilize non-phthalate components as internal donors. By applying NHP Catalyst Systems, our customers gain access to a broad, flexible operational window for their Novolen gas-phase PP plant covering standard, advanced and special polymer grades.

In addition to the NHP Catalyst Systems, the proprietary Novocene® technology including catalyst, polymerization technology, polymer products and related services such as engineering can be supplied. NHP® Catalyst Systems and Novocene technology have proven to be drop-in solutions for the Novolen gas-phase process.

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E-Gas™ Gasification Technology

The E-Gas™ Gasification Technology has been commercially operated for nearly 30 years, maintaining a state-of-the-art position in the gasification industry. The primary focus of the technology’s development has always been an environmentally superior, safe and highly efficient process to ...


LPG-MAX℠ Dual Reflux C3+ Recovery

Lummus Technology’s proprietary Randall Gas LPGMAX℠ process is a two-tower, turbo-expander, high propane recovery process.This two-tower scheme consists of an absorber and a deethanizer column. This technology rejects essentially all of the ethane, while recovering 99+% of propane and heavier ...


Polypropylene

Polypropylene is currently one of the fastest growing polymers, with forecasted demand growth higher than GDP for the foreseeable future. Much of this growth is attributed to polypropylene’s ability to displace conventional materials (wood, glass, metal) and other thermoplastics at lower cost.


Indmax fluid catalytic cracking for maximum olefins

The Indmax Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) process is a breakthrough in FCC technology for converting heavy feeds, including residue, selectively to propylene and other light olefins (ethylene and butylenes). It combines Lummus Technology’s FCC process with the proprietary Indmax(1) catalyst formulation ...


Ethylene

Lummus Technology's proprietary ethylene process is the most widely applied process for the production of polymer-grade ethylene and propylene. The process is noted for its performance, including product yield and energy efficiency; low investment cost; and operating reliability. Plant owners have selected ...