Dongming Hengchang Petrochemical Company Selects LyondellBasell’s Spheripol PP Technology for Chinese Project

February 21, 2018

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, February 21, 2018 – LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced that Dongming Hengchang Petrochemical Co., Ltd, has selected LyondellBasell Spheripol polypropylene technology for a 200KT per year plant in Heze City, Shandong Province, China. The latest-generation of Spheripol process design utilizes the newest catalyst technology, enabling the production of its recognized market-leading , reactor-based product families with increased efficiency. Polypropylene grades produced with the Spheripol process are used to manufacture film for the safe storage of food, plastic pipes for the delivery of drinking water and wastewater removal and sterile syringes in modern healthcare.

“The Spheripol process is recognized globally as the benchmark in polypropylene process technology,” said Dan Coombs, Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing, Refining, Projects and Technology at LyondellBasell. “It provides our customers with an elegant and economical method to efficiently and reliably produce a wide range of premium-quality polypropylene grades. “

“LyondellBasell is the global leader in polyolefins technology and we value the company‘s long term commitment to its clients, continuously investing in its technologies,” said Mr. Zhang Juchao, General Manager of Strategic Planning and Engineering at Dongming Hengchang Petrochemical Company.

Spheripol is the leading PP process technology with more than 22 million tons of licensed capacity. The latest fifth generation Spheripol includes process improvements that further maximize operational efficiency. The technology allows for the production of a broad spectrum of homopolymers, random copolymers and heterophasic impact and specialty impact copolymers, as well as terpolymers. Application examples of PP products produced by Spheripol are  thin-walled, rigid packaging items that are light and strong, packaging containers that preserve food, and polypropylene pipes that safely transport water.

In addition to the Spheripol process, LyondellBasell’s portfolio of licensed polyolefin technologies and associated technical services includes:

  • Spherizone – The breakthrough Spherizone multi-zone circulating reactor provides a unique and innovative platform with flexible operating conditions to manufacture added-value polypropylene with novel architecture and enhanced properties
  • Hostalen – The leading low-pressure slurry process for the production of multi-modal HDPE
  • Lupotech –The market leader on high-pressure technology offers, with its high conversion rates and effective heat recovery system
  • Spherilene – Flexible gas-phase process technology for the production of LLDPE, MDPE and HDPE


Spheripol, Spherizone, Hostalen, Lupotech and Spherilene are trademarks owned or used by the LyondellBasell family of companies.


LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its 13,000 employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, and improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road. LyondellBasell sells products into approximately 100 countries and is the world's largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2018, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.” More information about LyondellBasell can be found at

SOURCE: LyondellBasell