ExxonMobil has entered into a licensing agreement with Huntsman for the world's largest LDPE Tubular Reactor. ExxonMobil is to license ExxonMobil's tubular process technology for Huntsman's new world-scale low density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Teesside, England. The 400,000 tpa plant will be the world's largest LDPE reactor, for which work is expected to start this month, and completion expected in late 2007.
The highly efficient design of the Huntsman plant will be based on current state-of-the-art reactors operated or designed by ExxonMobil Chemical to manufacture LDPE products. In addition to Huntsman, ExxonMobil has six licensees of its proprietary LDPE process technology around the world. This is the same state-of-the-art technology used at ExxonMobil Chemical plants around the world. ExxonMobil Chemical has over 35 years of experience as one of the world's premier LDPE producers with 1,500,000 tpa of installed capacity at 5 locations around the world.