Chemicals Technologies

LyondellBasell's licensing portfolio of chemical processes includes the following categories:

Olefins Conversion and Recovery

The Trans4m series, for isomerization, separation and purification of C4 and C5 olefins, including extraction of butadiene and high-purity isoprene; catalytic processes for the selective conversion of low-value, mixed-olefin streams from crackers and other olefins units to ethylene, propylene and butenes.

Aromatics Extraction

Trans4m BTX Processes for the extraction and conversion of high-purity benzene, toluene and xylenes from refineries, liquid cracker pygas streams and coke oven light oils.

Oxiranes and Derivatives

Leading processes for the production of propylene oxide* and its derivatives including butanediol, THF, NMP and GBL.

* For LyondellBasell joint ventures only.

Acetyls

Glacido acetic acid and Vacido vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) process technologies using highly-selective robust catalyst systems.

 

Superflex, Vacido, Glacido and Trans4m are trademarks owned or used by LyondellBasell group companies.

We offer research, development and quality improvement of technology pertaining to new chemical processes in connection with production of olefins.

Trans4m S Process - Isobutene

Trans4m S technology employs a fixed-bed reactor and highly selective proprietary Z-870 catalyst system for conversion of normal butenes to isobutene.

Trans4m BD Process - Butadiene

Trans4m BD Process for the extraction of high-purity 1,3-butadiene from refinery and cracker streams.

Trans4m BTX Process - Aromatics

Trans4m BTX Processes for the extraction and conversion of high-purity benzene, toluene and xylenes from refinery and cracker pygas streams and coke oven light oils.

Trans4m C5 Process - DCPD and Isoprene

Trans4m C5 Process for the extraction of dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) and high-purity isoprene from refinery and cracker streams.

Vacido Process - VAM

Vacido technology utilizes a proprietary best-in-class long-life QVAM-2 catalyst system for the efficient production of high-quality vinyl acetate monomer (VAM).

BDO Processes - Butanediol, THF, NMP

LyondellBasell's BDO/Derivatives process technologies provide flexible and efficient routes to 1,4-Butanediol (BDO), Tetrahydrofuran (THF), N-methyl pyrollidone (NMP) and gamma Butyrolactam (GBL) from propylene oxide or allyl alcohol.