Shanxi Coking Co. Ltd., has signed a license agreement for UNIPOL™ Polypropylene Process Technology with Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC, a wholly owned Subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company. Shanxi Coking is the 14th UNIPOL PP Technology licensee to sign in China since 2006. The 400,000 tpa plant is expected to start up in 2015 and will produce homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers. The plant will be located in Hongdong City in the Shanxi Province. Based in Hongdong County, Shanxi Province, China, Shanxi Coking is a subsidiary of Shanxi Coking Coal Group (SCCG), one of the largest coal coking enterprises in the Shanxi province.
“The UNIPOL PP Process, Shanxi Coking’s customer will benefit from the ability to produce polypropylene products that are lighter and cleaner,” said Tracy Cleckler, president of Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC. “Shanxi Coking, along with all UNIPOL PP Technology licensees, benefit from Dow’s donor and catalyst expertise, long-term support and continuous technology investments.”