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OPaL: New LDPE and PP plants based on Ineos technology

Ineos Technologies (Lyndhurst / UK; www.ineos.com) is licensing its proprietary "Innovene” processes to India's state-owned ONGC Petro additions Limited (OPaL, Dehradun / India; www.ongcindia.com) for use in a 340,000 t/y PP homopolymer, random and impact copolymer facility and two 360,000 t/y HDPE/LLDPE swing plants that will be part of a new petrochemical complex going up in the Dahej Special Economic Zone. Start-up of the complex is targeted for December 2012.

P. K. Johri, CEO of OPaL, said the selection of a process for the polymers units was the result of "an exhaustive examination of competing technologies.”

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