LyondellBasell’s Spheripol and Spherizone technologies win contract from Shandong Chambroad Sinopoly New Materials Co

LyondellBasell’s Spheripol and Spherizone technologies win contract from Shandong Chambroad Sinopoly New Materials Co
Published: 9 October 2019 - 6 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
LyondellBasell announced that Shandong Chambroad Sinopoly New Materials Co has selected LyondellBasell’s leading polypropylene technology for a new world-scale facility.

The facility will include a 400KTA polypropylene plant using LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology as well as a 200KTA polypropylene plant using LyondellBasell’s Spherizone technology. The facility will be built in Boxing City, Shandong Province, China.

We are delighted about Shandong Chambroad’s decision to use LyondellBasell’s polypropylene technology for their Boxing City facility. LyondellBasell’s polypropylene technology is the most widely used process in the world and is very well established in the market,” said Jim Seward, senior vice president of research and development, technology and sustainability at LyondellBasell.

“Customers appreciate the simplicity and robustness of the Spheripol process and also value the ability to produce outstanding polymer grades on a benchmark cost basis with the Spherizone technology.”

Luan Bo, president of Shandong Chambroad Sinopoly New Materials Co, stated: “The selection of LyondellBasell’s polypropylene allows us to serve the market place at its best as we will be in a position to deliver cost-effective recognised bulk polymers through the Spheripol technology and to supply differentiated high-margin polymer products through the Spherizone technology, allowing our organisation to grow on a solid basis.

The Spherizone multi-zone circulating reactor (MZCR) provides a unique and innovative platform to manufacture polypropylene products with novel architecture and enhanced product properties. With this award, more than 15 Spherizone plants have been licensed in Asia.

Spheripol is the leading polypropylene process with more than 25 million tonnes of licensed capacity. The latest fifth generation Spheripol technology includes process improvements that further maximise operational efficiency.

Both plants will commence operations using LyondellBasell’s Avant ZN catalyst.

New licensees can take advantage of LyondellBasell’s in-house expertise of continuous production improvement, sustainable product development and catalyst know-how, by optionally joining the company’s technical service programme.

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