SOUTH KOREA: LyondellBasell grants Lupotech license for Samsung Total LDPE/EVA plant

Samsung Total, a venture of Samsung General Chemicals and Total Petrochemical, is building the 200,000-t/y LDPE and EVA facility as part of a project that also includes an aromatics complex designed to produce 1-million t/y of paraxylene and 500,000 t/y of benzene.

LyondellBasell, noting that Samsung Total also operates a 250,000-t/y Spherizone polypropylene plant at the Daesan petrochemical complex, said the LDPE and EVA plant is scheduled to start operations in 2013.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 6 Feb 2012

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)