LyondellBasell, a licensor of polyethylene and polypropylene technologies, has licensed its Lupotech T polyolefin process technology to Samsung Total Petrochemicals. The technology will be deployed in a new plant in Daesan, South Korea. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 200,000 tpa of ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) polymers, and is expected to start operations in 2013. Samsung Total Petrochemicals has chosen LyondellBasell’s technology as it has greater potential to produce high-quality EVA and LDPE copolymers. The technology offers several benefits, including production capacities of nearly 450,000 tpa, high on-stream factor, rapid start-up and low production and investment costs. Thus, Lupotech T is seen as an ideal technology to produce EVA and LDPE copolymers in the current market.