Borealis AG has selected LyondellBasell's Lupotech T technology for a new 350,000 tpa low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant; start-up is expected in 2013."This investment is an important step in our growth strategy and our selection of LyondellBasell's LDPE technology supports this position" said Alfred Stern, Vice President Innovation & Technology at Borealis, during the signing ceremony. "
Lupotech T provides best-in-class operating performance and combined with Borealis' own, film and wire & cable technology, we can build on our leadership in value creation in Asia and the Middle East." Just Jansz, President of LyondellBasell's Technology Business, commented: "This is our second polyethylene process technology licensed to Borealis in the last three years, which builds upon a solid relationship that will continue well into the future". Key features of Lupotech T technology-a market leader in high pressure tubular LDPE technology-include low manufacturing and investment costs, fast start-up and grade changes, and a broad product portfolio, which make it today's technology of choice for the world-scale production of LDPE and EVA copolymers.