PetroChina Daqing Refining & Chemical Company has selected LyondellBasell Industries´ Spherizone process technology for a new 300,000 tpa polypropylene plant to be built at Daqing, in the People´s Republic of China. Start up is planned for 2010. This is PetroChina´s ninth polyolefin license from LyondellBasell in this decade.
LyondellBasell´s Spherizone process technology is an advanced manufacturing process for the production of polypropylene that uses a unique, multi-zone circulating reactor system. Spherizone process plants can produce the full range of polypropylene grades, as well as entirely new families of propylene-based polymers. The Daqing plant will be the eleventh to be built worldwide using Spherizone technology. To date, over three million tonnes of annual capacity have been licensed.