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Business News – May 2017

By Mary Page Bailey |

Plant Watch LyondellBasell announces HDPE technology license in Dalian April 12, 2017 — LyondellBasell’s (Rotterdam, the Netherlands; www.lyondellbasell.com) Hostalen ACP process technology was selected by Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Chemical Co. for a high-density polyethylene (HDPE) unit to be built in the Hengli Petrochemical Industrial Park in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. The new plant’s HDPE capacity will be 400,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr).   Total-Hanwha JV to expand refining and petrochemicals platform April 12, 2017 — Hanwha Total Petrochemical, a 50/50 joint venture (JV) between Total S.A. (Paris, France; www.total.com) and Hanwha (Seoul, South Korea; www.hanwha.com), will invest to expand its Daesan petroleum-refining and petrochemicals integrated platform. The planned $450-million investment will increase the site’s ethylene production capacity by 30% to 1.4 million m.t./yr. The expansion project is set to be completed by mid-2019.   Mitsui Chemicals starts up electrolyte solution production facility April 10, 2017 — Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo, Japan; www.mitsuichem.com) has announced the startup of its electrolyte solution production facilities, which have been built at the…
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