LyondellBasell Industries has unveiled a new Avant M single-site catalyst system designed to extend the performance capabilities of its Metocene polypropylene (PP) manufacturing technology platform. According to the company, the new single site catalyst family expands the range of homopolymer, random and impact copolymer grades from very low to very high melt flow rates, while maintaining high levels of homogeneity, transparency and other features typical of single-site catalysis.
According to Jim Seward, Senior Vice President of LyondellBasell's Catalyst Business, "We have been successfully using this catalyst system at our LyondellBasell facilities. This new family offers significant advantages above our existing metallocene catalyst portfolio. With mileage levels comparable to conventional Ziegler-Natta catalysts, smooth operability and excellent process control, it confirms the impressive potential of Metocene PP technology." Only recently, a Metocene PP technology license was granted to PolyMirae in South Korea.