Hostalen ACP process technology license to Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum Yanan Energy and Chemical Co., Ltd. Start-up for this new HDPE plant in the Chinese Shannxi province is scheduled for 2014. "This is the largest capacity Hostalen ACP multi-modal process technology that we have ever licensed, further demonstrating the competitive economics for producing leading HDPE resins," said Bob Patel, senior vice president of Technology at LyondellBasell. Key features of the Hostalen ACP process technology include three reactors in cascade enabling the production of high-performance HDPE resins particularly suitable for film, blow-molding and pressure pipe applications. Furthermore, Hostalen ACP has low manufacturing and investment costs for multimodal HDPE and capacities of up to 450 KT per year, which make it today's technology of choice for the production of HDPE.