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New Polyproplyene Plant To Use Basell Technology



Published January 10, 2007
Liaoning Huajin Chemical Corporation has selected Basell’s Spheripol technology for a new 250 kiloton per year polypropylene plant it plans to build in Panjin, Liaoning Province China. Start-up is expected in 2009.
   
“The Spheripol process is the most widely used polypropylene technology in the world, with more than 18.5 million tons of licensed capacity and we are pleased that the largest chemical group in Liaoning province has joined the extensive list of Spheripol process licensees,” said Just Jansz, president of Basell’s Technology Business.
   
He added, “In the highly competitive polypropylene market, the superior product range, and cost-effectiveness of the Spheripol process continue to have a major impact in our industry. The Spheripol process offers licensees an elegant and economical method of producing a wide range of polypropylene products. Through the refinement of bulk liquid and gas-phase polymerization reactors this technology includes features that reduce both resource consumption and emissions from process.”