LyondellBasell Grants Spherizone and Lupotech T Licenses to Shaanxi Coal Yulin Energy and Chemical Co., Ltd for China Project

July 12, 2017

ROTTERDAM, July 12, 2017 – LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced that Shaanxi Coal Yulin Energy and Chemical Co., Ltd. has selected LyondellBasell’s Spherizone and Lupotech T technologies. The technologies will be used in the Jingbian Chemical Industrial Park in Yulin City, Shaanxi Province, China .

“The Spherizone technology enables polypropylene producers to expand their business and capture additional value through product differentiation,” said Dan Coombs, Executive Vice President Global Manufacturing, Refining, Projects and Technology at LyondellBasell.   “Lupotech T is the clear market leader in high pressure tubular LDPE technology offering low operating and investment costs to our customers.”

A leading executive at Shaanxi Coal Yulin Energy and Chemical Co., Ltd. stated, “Spherizone and Lupotech T process technologies were selected following an extensive evaluation process and demonstrated that they are the state-of-the-art technologies in their respective markets.”

The Spherizone process is the newest and most advanced polypropylene technology expanding the product portfolio beyond the traditional range of polypropylene grades. Unlike other PP process technologies it also allows for the production of entirely new families of propylene-based polymers using its unique multi-zone circulating reactor system. The Yulin plant will be the fourteenth plant in the world to be licensed under the Spherizone technology since its commercial launch in 2006, representing more than 4 million tons of annual PP capacity.

Lupotech T, with its high conversion rates and effective heat recovery system, offers customers in addition to its economic advantage, fast grade changes and a high on-stream factor. This makes Lupotech T today’s technology of choice for the world-scale production of LDPE and EVA copolymers.

In addition to the Spherizone and Lupotech T process, LyondellBasell’s portfolio of licensed polyolefin technologies and associated technical services is comprised of:

•             Spheripol – The leading PP process with more than 22 million tons of licensed capacity combines its globally recognized high quality grades with leading monomer efficiency and investment costs

•             Lupotech A – Combines the strengths of Lupotech T with an autoclave vessel to provide EVA – copolymers with up to 40% VA content and specific LDPE grades for premium market applications.

•             Metocene PP – Innovative add-on technology for the production of specialty polypropylene products using single-site catalyst systems

•             Hostalen – leading low-pressure slurry process for the production of high-performance multimodal HDPE

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