Qingdao Jinneng New Material has selected LyondellBasell’s polypropylene fifth generation Spheripol technology for a 450KTA unit to be constructed in their petrochemical complex in Qingdao City, Shandong Province, China.


Image: LyondellBasell is a producer of ethylene and propylene oxide among other plastics and chemicals. Photo: courtesy of LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V.

LyondellBasell global manufacturing, projects, refining and technology executive vice president Dan Coombs said: “The Spheripol process is recognized globally for its proven track record, favorable economics and its ability to produce the industry benchmark products that are demanded by customers.

“This fifth generation Spheripol technology is the result of a continuous improvement furthering our ability to meet customer needs.”

Jinneng Science & Technology founder and CEO QIN Qingping said: “We selected Spheripol for its capacity to produce a broad product slate, process efficiency and outstanding performance of environment friendly technology.”

Spheripol is the leading polypropylene process technology with more than 24 million tons of licensed capacity. It combines globally recognized quality polypropylene grades with leading monomer efficiency and investment cost to make it the technology of choice.

In addition to the Spheripol process, LyondellBasell’s portfolio of licensed polyolefin processes and associated technical services includes:

Spherizone – The breakthrough multi-zone circulating reactor provides a unique and innovative platform to manufacture polypropylene products with novel architecture and enhanced properties

Hostalen – Leading low-pressure slurry process for the production of high-performance multimodal HDPE

Lupotech – The market leader on high pressure technology offers, with its high conversion rates and effective heat recovery system, the lowest operating and investment costs for the production of Low density Polyethylene (LDPE)

Metocene PP – Innovative add-on technology for the production of specialty polypropylene products using single-site catalyst systems

Spherilene – Flexible gas phase process technology for the production of LLDPE, MDPE and HDPE

Source: Company Press Release