LyondellBasell Grants Spheripol License to Qingdao Jinneng New Material Co., Ltd.

2 August 2018

LyondellBasell today announced that Qingdao Jinneng New Material Co., Ltd. has selected LyondellBasell’s world leading polypropylene fifth generation Spheripol technology for a 450KTA unit to be constructed in their petrochemical complex in Qingdao City, Shandong Province, P.R China.

“The Spheripol process is recognized globally for its proven track record, favorable economics and its ability to produce the industry benchmark products that are demanded by customers,” said Dan Coombs, executive vice president Global Manufacturing, Projects, Refining and Technology at LyondellBasell. “This fifth generation Spheripol technology is the result of a continuous improvement furthering our ability to meet customer needs.”

Mr. QIN Qingping, Founder and CEO of Jinneng Science & Technology Company., Ltd., parent company of Qingdao Jinneng New Material Co. Ltd.,  said, “We selected Spheripol for its capacity to produce a broad product slate, process efficiency and outstanding performance of environment friendly technology.” Spheripol is the leading polypropylene process technology with more than 24 million tons of licensed capacity. It combines globally recognized quality polypropylene grades with leading monomer efficiency and investment cost to make it the technology of choice.

In addition to the Spheripol process, LyondellBasell’s portfolio of licensed polyolefin processes and associated technical services includes:

  • Spherizone – The breakthrough multi-zone circulating reactor provides a unique and innovative platform to manufacture polypropylene products with novel architecture and enhanced properties
  • Hostalen – Leading low-pressure slurry process for the production of high-performance multimodal HDPE
  • 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)
  • Metocene PP – Innovative add-on technology for the production of specialty polypropylene products using single-site catalyst systems
  • Spherilene – Flexible gas phase process technology for the production of LLDPE, MDPE and HDPE