LyondellBasell has launched a comprehensive portfolio of value added chemical technologies to produce a range of high-growth chemical products by efficient conversion of streams primarily originating from liquid crackers. The extended portfolio of the company's licensed chemical technologies and associated technical services includes:
o Olefins Conversion - The Superflex, Prodflex, Isomplus, isomerisation and hydration catalytic processes for the selective conversion of low-value, mixed-olefin streams from crackers to ethylene, propylene and butenes.
o Olefins Recovery - Comprehensive set of process technologies for the separation and purification of C4 & C5 olefins, including extraction of butadiene and high-purity isoprene.
o Aromatics Extraction - Processes for the extraction and conversion of high-purity benzene, toluene and xylenes from liquid cracker pygas streams and coke oven light oils.
o Oxiranes and Derivatives - Leading processes for the production of propylene oxide and its derivatives including butanediol, THF, NMP and GBL.
o Acetyls - Acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) process technologies using highly-selective, low-pressure catalytic processes.
Prodflex, propylene oxide and acetic acid processes are available for LyondellBasell joint ventures only.In addition to its chemical technologies, LyondellBasell's portfolio of licensed polyolefin technologies and associated technical services is comprised of:
o Lupotech - leading high-pressure tubular and autoclave processes for the production of LDPE and EVA copolymers
o Spherilene - advanced swing-gas-phase process for the production of LLDPE, MDPE and monomodal and bimodal HDPE
o Hostalen - leading low-pressure slurry process for the production of high-end multimodal HDPE
o Spheripol - leading polypropylene technology for the production of homopolymer, random and heterophasic copolymers
o Spherizone - latest-generation polypropylene technology, based on a multi-zone reactor for the production of polypropylene and novel polyolefins
o Metocene PP - innovative add-on technology for the production of specialty polypropylene products using single-site catalyst systems.