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Fuijan Zhongjing Petrochemical selects LyondellBasell Spheripol PP Technology

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world that produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions, has recently announced that Fujian Zhongjing Petrochemical Co., Ltd. has selected LyondellBasell 5th Generation Spheripol technology.

The polypropylene process technology will be used for two 600 KTA polypropylene (PP) units to be constructed in Fuzhou, China. This represents the world’s largest single PP plant license announced to date.

Mr Weng Shengjing, Chairman of the Board of Fujian Zhongjing stated, “We selected Spheripol for its proven track record, advantaged economics, and its ability to produce the industry benchmark products that are demanded by our customers”.

“The selection of the Spheripol technology by Fujian Zhongjing to build the world’s largest single-train polypropylene units shows the confidence the market has in our technologies”, said Dan Coombs, Executive Vice President of Global Olefins and Polyolefins and Technology at LyondellBasell. “This again demonstrates LyondellBasell’s leadership in polymer process technologies”.

LyondellBasell is a leading licensor of polypropylene and polyethene technologies with more than 250 polyolefin process licenses. Spheripol is the leading polypropylene process technology with more than 22 million tons of licensed capacity. It combines globally recognised quality PP grades with leading monomer consumption and investment costs to make it the technology of choice.

In addition to the Spheripol process, LyondellBasell’s portfolio of licensed polyolefin technologies and associated technical services is comprised of Spherizone, Metocene PP, Lupotech, Hostalen and Spherilene.