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UOP’s C3 Oleflex process selected for propylene production in China  

By Gerald Ondrey |

UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, has been selected to provide technology to produce propylene in China. Fujian Meide Petrochemical Co. will use Honeywell’s UOP C3 Oleflex process technology to convert propane to propylene, a key ingredient in the production of materials such as films and packaging. It is the 12th Oleflex project UOP has announced since the beginning of 2011, and the company’s second project with Fujian Meide. “UOP’s Oleflex technology has been used extensively in China due to the region’s accelerated propylene demand,” says Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of Honeywell’s UOP Process Technology and Equipment business unit. “To date, UOP’s combined Oleflex projects will help increase propylene production by more than 5 million metric tons globally in the next three years. We are pleased UOP’s technology is at the forefront of helping meet demand for this vital resource, and we look forward to working with Fujian Meide on another project.” China’s propylene consumption accounts for more than 15% of worldwide demand, and it is growing at about 5–6%/yr, according to market projections. In…
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