Petrochemical Co. has selected Dow's UNIPOL polypropylene process technology to be used in the new facility. The plant will be built in Fushun, Liaoning Province, and is scheduled for completion in 2010. The license agreement includes production capability for the broadest range of polypropylene resins and products available to give PetroChina a cost-effective, long-term solution for addressing demand. Aker Kvaerner will provide the extended process design package and technical advisory services.
Including the PetroChina Fushun project, Dow's UNIPOL polypropylene technology will be used globally to produce more than 10 million metric tpa of polypropylene- over 16% of total global capacity.