CHINA: LyondellBasell licenses Hostalen process for Shaanxi Yanchang's HDPE project

LyondellBasell's Hostalen ACP has low manufacturing and investment costs for multi-modal HDPE and capacities of up to 450,000 t/y. "This is the largest capacity Hostalen ACP multi-modal process technology that we have ever licensed,” added Bob Patel, senior vice president of technology for LyondellBasell.

The new HDPE plant, for which capacity was not given, is scheduled to begin production in 2014.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 30 Jan 2012.

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)