UOP LLC, a Honeywell 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 Honeywell's UOP C4 Oleflex™ process to produce isobutylene, a key ingredient for fuels and synthetic rubber. The company will also use Honeywell's UOP 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," said 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 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 metric tpa of isobutylene and 150,000 metric tpa of normal butane at its facility in Heilongjiang Province, China. This will be the first facility in China to dedicate a process unit for isobutylene production using Honeywell's UOP C4 Oleflex process, and the first to license Honeywell's UOP Butamer process to produce normal butane. Honeywell's UOP will also provide the engineering design, technology licensing, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, staff training and technical service for the project.