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05-30-2016

Honeywell to Produce Plastics from Coal in China

Rebecca Liebert, president and CEO of Honeywell UOP (© Honeywell)

Rebecca Liebert, president and CEO of Honeywell UOP (© Honeywell)

Honeywell UOP broke ground on a new manufacturing facility in China supporting the production of plastics from coal and natural gas, instead of petroleum. The facility, which will produce state-of-the-art catalysts for Honeywell UOP's Advanced Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process technology, will be built in an existing Honeywell facility in Zhangjiagang City, Jiangsu Province.

Honeywell UOP developed the MTO process to convert methanol, which can readily be produced from coal or natural gas, into the olefins ethylene and propylene that are the primary chemicals used to manufacture plastics. The heart of the MTO process is a proprietary catalyst that facilitates the conversion of methanol into olefins.

The new production line, beginning in 2017, will enable Honeywell for the first time to fully manufacture MTO catalysts in China. In addition, the operations will use local raw materials, support economic development in Jiangsu Province and incorporate zero-discharge wastewater treatment.

Honeywell's facility in Zhangjiagang opened in 2015. It is located in a modern industrial park 85 miles northwest of Shanghai. Over the past five years, Honeywell UOP has licensed its Oleflex technology to 30 producers globally, including 23 in China. In addition to Oleflex and MTO catalysts, the site produces adsorbent materials used in refining, petrochemical production and natural gas processing.

While global demand for ethylene and propylene is growing by 4 to 5 percent per year, China is expected to invest more than USD 100 billion in coal-to-chemicals technology by 2020. This would reduce China’s dependence on imported oil for the manufacture of plastic resins, films and fibers that are used to make millions of different products

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