In Indonesia two new plants for PP and LDPE

LyondellBasell grants Spheripol and Lupotech T licenses to PT Chandra Asri Perkasa

Materials - Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Indonesian company PT Chandra Asri Perkasa has selected LyondellBasell’s world leading polypropylene (PP) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) technologies for two new plants. The plants will be constructed in its second petrochemical complex in Cilegon, Banten Province, Indonesia. The complex will include a 450 KTA polypropylene plant that will utilize LyondellBasell’s 5th generation Spheripol PP process technology. The complex will also include a 300 KTA low density polyethylene plant which will utilize Lupotech T process technology.

“The Spheripol process is recognized around the world to advance the quality of polypropylene products and to elevate  process efficiency”, said Dan Coombs, executive vice president global manufacturing, project, refining, and technology at LyondellBasell.  “Lupotech T is the market leader in high-pressure tubular LDPE technology offering low operating and investments costs to our customers”.

Erwin Ciputra, president director of Chandra Asri Perkasa stated: “Technologies were selected following an extensive process and we are confident that they will ensure productivity and efficiency of our new business operation”.

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.

Lupotech T, with its high conversion rates and effective heat recovery system, offers customers in addition to its economic advantage fast grade changes and a high on stream factor. This makes Lupotech T today’s technology of choice for the world-scale production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) copolymers.

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