PETRONAS Selects LyondellBasell Hostalen ACP PE Technology for 400 KTA Malaysia project

January 11, 2017

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, January 11, 2017 – LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) today announced PRPC Polymers Sdn Bhd (PRPC Polymers), a wholly owned subsidiary of PETRONAS Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), has selected the LyondellBasell Hostalen “Advanced Cascade Process” (Hostalen ACP) technology. The polyethylene process technology will be used for a 400 KTA high density polyethylene (HDPE) unit to be constructed in their Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) complex in Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia.

Datuk Nur Iskandar A. Samad, Project Director (Petrochemical) for project RAPID at PRPC Polymers stated, “We selected the Hostalen ACP process technology for its exceptional ability to produce high-performance film and pipe products that allows us to meet the growing demand for specialty petrochemical products in the region”. 

PETRONAS already licensed the two LyondellBasell polypropylene (PP) process technologies Spherizone and Spheripol for the RAPID complex in Malaysia. ” With over 250 plants licensed worldwide with our technologies, LyondellBasell continues to be a leading licensor of polypropylene and polyethylene technologies in the world,” said Dan Coombs, Executive Vice President of Global Olefins and Polyolefins and Technology at LyondellBasell. “We are pleased to be once again the technology provider of choice for the development of the PETRONAS polyolefins business”.

Hostalen ACP process technology manufactures high-performance, multimodal HDPE resins with an industry-leading stiffness/toughness balance, impact resistance, high stress cracking resistance and processing advantages used in film, blow molding and pipe applications.

LyondellBasell is a leading licensor of polypropylene and polyethylene technologies with more than 250 polyolefin process licenses.  In addition to the Hostalen ACP process, LyondellBasell’s portfolio of licensed polyolefin technologies and associated technical services includes:

Spheripol – The leading PP process with more than 22 million tons of licensed capacity combines its globally recognized quality grades with leading monomer consumption and investment costs to make it the technology of choice
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
Metocene PP – Innovative add-on technology for the production of specialty polypropylene products using single-site catalyst systems
Lupotech –The market leader on high-pressure technology offers, with its high conversion rates and effective heat recovery system, the lowest operating and investment costs for the production of Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
Spherilene –  Flexible, gas-phase process technology for the production of LLDPE, MDPE and HDPE

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