Chinese firm takes up LyondellBasell technology for new EVA and LDPE plant

Dutch chemical company, LyondellBasell announced that Jiangsu Sailboat Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (JSPCL) has selected the company’s Lupotech T and Lupotech A process technologies for a new plant scheduled to be built in Lianyungang, China.

China-based JSPCL, a part of the Jiangsu Shenghong Group, said that the plant will have a total plant capacity of 300 kilo tonnes/year for the production of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA).

LDPE and EVA polymers are in high demand driven by an increasing need for consumer items ranging from shoes to specialty films.

On selecting LyondellBasell’s Lupotech platform, Zheng Guo Dong, General Manager JSPCL commented that their basis is the leading manufacturing cost performance and the capability to produce high-quality LDPE and very high EVA content LDPE.

According to LyondellBasell, the Lupotech T tubular technology and the Lupotech A autoclave technology provide low manufacturing and investment costs, fast start-up and grade changes, and high quality LDPE and copolymers with up to 40% EVA covering the entire range of melt flows and densities; Proven single-line capacities of up to 450 kilotonnes/ year are available with Lupotech T.


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