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UOP selected to provide technology for petrochemical production in China  

By Gerald Ondrey |

UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that its technology has been selected to help produce key ingredients for fuels, synthetic rubber and plastics in China. China’s Heilongjiang Anruijia Petrochemical Co. will use UOP’s C4 Oleflex process to produce isobutylene, a key ingredient for fuels and synthetic rubber. The company will also use UOP’s Butamer process to produce normal butane, a feedstock used to produce ethylene, a building block for plastics. “In order to meet domestic demand for fuels, plastics and other key materials, China is rapidly emerging as one of the largest petrochemical producers in Asia,” says Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Process Technology & Equipment business unit. “Over the past two years, UOP has licensed technology in China to produce more than 4 million metric tons (m.t.) of certain key petrochemicals, and we look forward to continuing to provide efficient, cost-effective technology solutions to support the country’s growth.” The new units, expected to start up in 2014, will produce 180,000 m.t./yr of isobutylene and 150,000 m.t./yr of normal butane at its facility…
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