Polymers

Lummus Novolen Technology selected for polypropylene plant in China

Lummus Technology, a global provider of process technologies and value-driven energy solutions, announced that Lihuayi Weiyuan Chemical Co., Ltd. selected its Novolen PP technology for a new unit in Shandong Province, China.

Editorial Comment: Our purpose: 100 yr of striving to deliver technical editorial excellence to the HPI

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

One hundred years ago, a group of individuals saw a need to disseminate the latest technologies and know-how to improve refining operations, safety, management and profitability. At the time, World War 1 had ended roughly 4 yr prior, and global gasoline demand expanded immensely. In turn, new refining capacity was being built around the world to increase production to satisfy burgeoning demand. Simultaneously, new discoveries were being made to produce plastics, fertilizers and other petrochemical products.

History of the HPI: The 2000s: Net-zero, environmental regulations, capacity acceleration and digital transformation

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

This final installment of the History of the HPI series details major events in the refining and petrochemicals industry over the past 20 yr, including stricter regulations/initiatives to curb carbon emissions, a safer and more environmentally friendly way to produce and handle chemicals, significant capital investments to boost production capacity and digital transformation.

Fujian Eversun selects Lummus' CATOFIN and Novolen Technologies for large-scale units

The process operates at thermodynamically advantaged reactor pressure and temperature to maximize conversion of propane to propylene, while reducing investment and operating costs.

History of the HPI: The 1990s: Clean fuels and emissions mitigation, M&A, GTL and the fieldbus wars

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Much like several initiatives passed in the 1970s and 1980s, the 1990s were a decade heavily focused on environmental issues, with many new regulations being enacted to not only mitigate industrial and vehicle emissions but also to advance the production of clean fuels globally.

History of the HPI: The 1980s: Oil spike/collapse, liquid crystals, conducting polymers and the rise of AR/VR

Nichols, Lee, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Several major impactful events took place in the global oil and gas and petrochemical industries in the 1980s.

Lummus and Clariant unveil start-up of world's largest CATOFIN PDH unit

Lummus Technology and its catalyst partner Clariant, announced the successful startup and acceptance of Qingdao Jinneng New Material Co.'s 900,000 MMtpy CATOFIN propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant.

thyssenkrupp to build three major polymer plants for Merions in Turkey

The plant will use Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s proprietary patented MTR (Melt-to-Resin) technology to produce 330,000 tpy of resin for the production of PET bottles as well as bright chips for textile applications.

Indorama Ventures enters world-first China license agreement with Shandong Binhua New Material Co. Ltd.

Indorama Ventures, a global sustainable chemical company, has signed a license agreement with Shandong Binhua New Material Co. to build, own and operate a propylene oxide, t-Butanol and t-Butyl methyl ether co-production unit.

Repsol will invest over €35 MM to build an XLPE plant to manufacture HV and EHV cables

Repsol will build a new plant in Tarragona, with an investment of over €35 M for the manufacture of Cross-linkable Polyethylene (XLPE), a polymer used in cable insulation, located between the conductor and the outer protective layers.