LyondellBasell licenses Lupotech T technology to Jiangsu Fenghai High-Tech Materials Co., Ltd.

August 22, 2023

ROTTERDAM, the Netherlands, August, 22, 2023 – LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) announced today that Jiangsu Fenghai High-Tech Materials Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Fenghai) has selected the LyondellBasell Lupotech T high-pressure polyethylene technology for a new production site.    

The Lupotech T process technology will be used for a 200 kiloton per year (KTA) vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) line. The new line will be located in Lianyungang, Jiangsu Province, P.R. of China.

“This latest award once again demonstrates that our Lupotech T high-pressure process continues to be the process technology of choice for EVA production”, said Neil Nadalin, Director Global Licensing and Services at LyondellBasell. Nadalin added, “The on-going, global energy transition requires special EVA and LDPE resins for use in solar cell production and other applications, and this new license award will enable Jiangsu Fenghai to support driving this transition.”

Mr. Zhao Zan Li, General Manager of Jiangsu Fenghai High-Tech Materials Co., Ltd. stated, “By using a safe and market established high-pressure process technology, we can focus on the implementation of our project and thus can work towards a timely completion and successful start-up. We are pleased to have LyondellBasell as Lupotech T licensor engaged in our project.”

Decades of experience in high-pressure application design makes the Lupotech T process the preferred technology for LDPE/EVA plant operators. High conversion rates, demonstrated high plant availability and effective process heat integration are key attributes of the Lupotech T process, designed to ensure this technology’s energy efficiency.

More than 15 million KTA of the Lupotech T process for LDPE/EVA production capacity has been licensed by LyondellBasell in over 70 lines around the world.

Licensees can take advantage of LyondellBasell’s in-house expertise of continuous production improvement, product development according to the latest environmental regulations and LyondellBasell’s knowhow in high pressure design, by optionally joining our Technical Service program.

In addition to the Lupotech T process technology, the LyondellBasell portfolio of licensed polyolefin processes and catalysts includes:

Hostalen – Leading low-pressure slurry process for the production of high-performance multimodal high-density polyethylene (HDPE).

Spherizone – The breakthrough multi-zone circulating reactor provides a unique and innovative platform to manufacture polypropylene products with novel architecture and enhanced properties.

Spheripol – The leading polypropylene (PP) process technology with more than 33 million tons of licensed capacity. With globally recognized quality grades featuring leading monomer yield and investment costs to make it the technology of choice.

Avant – Advanced Ziegler-Natta, including non-phthalate, chromium and metallocene catalysts for entire range of polyolefin production.


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