LyondellBasell Licenses PP and HDPE Process Technologies to Inner Mongolia Rongxin
LyondellBasell Licenses PP and HDPE Process Technologies to Inner Mongolia Rongxin

LyondellBasell Licenses PP and HDPE Process Technologies to Inner Mongolia Rongxin

  • 13-Mar-2024 6:17 PM
  • Journalist: Nina Jiang

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB), the world's largest provider of polyolefin technologies, has announced that Inner Mongolia Rongxin Co., Ltd. (Inner Mongolia Rongxin) will utilize the LyondellBasell Spheripol and Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (Hostalen ACP) technologies for its upcoming facility. The planned plant will include a 500 kilotons per annum (KTA) Spheripol polypropylene plant and a 400 KTA Hostalen ACP high-density polyethylene plant, to be constructed in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, P.R. China.

Inner Mongolia Rongxin has opted for a process that enables the production of specialized polyolefins, including durable goods and infrastructure materials. The selection of the right technology is crucial for operators to achieve favorable outcomes in a highly competitive market environment. Trust and confidence were pivotal factors in choosing technology from LyondellBasell, the leading provider of polyolefin technology. Inner Mongolia Rongxin is eager to embark on this project and anticipates strengthening its relationship with LyondellBasell.

The Spheripol technology is recognized as the leading polypropylene (PP) process technology, boasting a licensed capacity of over 35 million tons. The latest iteration, the fifth-generation Spheripol technology, incorporates process enhancements that further enhance operational efficiency. The plant will commence operations using the Avant ZN catalyst.

The Hostalen ACP process technology produces high-performance, multi-modal HDPE resins renowned for their superior stiffness/toughness balance, impact resistance, high stress cracking resistance, and process advantages utilized in pressure pipe, film, and blow molding applications. The Hostalen ACP plant will initiate operations using Avant Z501 and Avant Z509-1 catalysts to manufacture a comprehensive range of multi-modal HDPE products.

New licensees have the opportunity to participate in LyondellBasell's Technical Service Program, providing access to the company's internal expertise in continuous production improvement, sustainable product development, and catalyst utilization.

In addition to the Spheripol and Hostalen ACP process technology, LyondellBasell’s portfolio of licensed polyolefin process and catalysts offers a comprehensive range of cutting-edge solutions. The Spherizone technology stands out with its breakthrough multi-zone circulating reactor, providing a unique platform for manufacturing polypropylene products with novel architecture and enhanced properties. Meanwhile, Lupotech, renowned for its high-pressure technology, offers the lowest operating and investment costs for producing low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers, thanks to its high conversion rates and effective heat recovery system. Lastly, the Avant catalyst series, comprising advanced Ziegler-Natta options including non-phthalate, chromium, and metallocene catalysts, covers the entire spectrum of polyolefin production, ensuring versatility and efficiency across various applications.

LyondellBasell is a frontrunner in the worldwide chemical industry, dedicated to crafting solutions that promote sustainable living every day. Leveraging cutting-edge technology and strategic investments, we are driving the transition towards a circular and low-carbon economy.

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