The world’s largest licensor of polyolefin technologies, LyondellBasell, on January 7, 2020, announced that Shandong Jinhai Chemical will use the LyondellBasell Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (Hostalen ACP) technology for a new facility. The process technology will be used for a 400 KTA high density polyethylene facility to be built in Heze City, Shandong Province, China.
“Products from the Hostalen ACP process fits best the growing market need for applications requiring multi-modal HDPE resins,” said Neil Nadalin, Director of Licensing at LyondellBasell. Nadalin added: “This is our second license with Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group with a 200 KTA Spheripol polypropylene line already awarded in 2017. This new license confirms once again the trust investors and operators place in our leading polyolefin expertise.”
Ding Shu Bing, Vice President of Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group stated: “Selecting LyondellBasell’s Hostalen ACP technology for our project will enable us to produce on a reliable and economical basis high-quality, strong and long-lasting products such as PE pipes, film and many other applications enhancing peoples day to day live.“
With these new capacity additions, LyondellBasell has licensed over 8000 KTA of benchmark multi-modal HDPE resins. The Hostalen ACP low-pressure slurry process technology manufactures high performance, multi-modal HDPE resins with an increased stiffness/toughness balance, impact resistance and high stress cracking resistance used in pressure pipe, film and blow moulding applications.
The Shandong Jinhai HDPE plant will commence operations using Avant Z501 and Avant Z509 catalysts to produce a full range of multi-modal HDPE products. New licensees can take advantage of LyondellBasell’s in-house expertise of continuous process, operating and product improvements by optionally joining our Technical Service program.