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LyondellBasell polyolefin technology selected for Dongming Shenghai chemical complex in China

| By Mary Bailey

LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) announced that Dongming Shenghai Co., Ltd. (Dongming Shenghai), will use the LyondellBasell Spheripol, Hostalen Advanced Cascade Process (Hostalen ACP) and Lupotech T technologies for its new facility.

The process technology will be used for a 350,000 tons per year Spheripol polypropylene plant, a 400,000 tons/year Hostalen ACP high-density polyethylene plant and a 200,000 tons/year Lupotech T vinyl acetate copolymer plant, to be built in Heze City, Shandong Province, P.R. China.

“We are delighted that Dongming Shenghai has awarded LyondellBasell these substantial licenses for the production of an extensive range of polyolefins,” said Neil Nadalin, Director of Licensing at LyondellBasell. Nadalin added: “Dongming Shenghai’s technology selection will enable them to produce durable benchmark polypropylene (PP) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) products using the LyondellBasell Spheripol and Hostalen ACP low pressure processes and the Lupotech T vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) process technology will enable them to be an active contributor to the global energy transition”.

Mr. Gao Zhi Qiang, General Manager of Dongming Shenghai said, “Working with the leading global licensor in polyolefin catalyst and process  technology gives us additional confidence that the project will become a full success even in a complex market environment. In particular the focus on durable grades, the LYB extensive catalyst range , and the ability to produce EVA photovoltaic encapsulant materials, was  a key process technology selection criteria for us”.