Shandong selects LYB spheripol & spherizone technology

21 October 2019

LyondellBasell (LYB), the licensor of polyolefin technologies, announced that Shandong Chambroad Sinopoly New Materials Co., Ltd., has selected LyondellBasell’s polypropylene technology for a new world-scale facility.

The facility will include a 400 KTA polypropylene plant using LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology as well as a 200 KTA polypropylene plant using LyondellBasell’s Spherizone technology. The facility will be built in Binzhou City, Shandong Province, P.R. China.

The Spherizone multi-zone circulating reactor (MZCR) provides a unique and innovative platform to manufacture polypropylene products with novel architecture and enhanced product properties. With this award, more than 15 Spherizone plants have been licensed in Asia.

Spheripol is the leading PP process with more than 25 million tons of licensed capacity. The latest fifth-generation Spheripol technology includes process improvements that further maximize operational efficiency. Both plants will commence operations using LyondellBasell’s Avant ZN catalyst.