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, Heilongjiang Province in the People's Republic of China. Start up is planned for 2010. This is PetroChina's ninth polyolefin license from in this decade, and the first license granted as LyondellBasell.
LyondellBasell's Spherizone process technology is an advanced manufacturing process for the production of polypropylene that uses a unique, multi-zone circulating reactor system. The Daqing plant will be the eleventh to be built worldwide using Spherizone technology. To date, over 3 mln tpa of capacity have been licensed.