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08-08-2019

Joint Venture Selects LyondellBasell’s Technology

Polypropylene Plant to be Constructed in Algeria

LyondellBasell, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, announced that Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères Spa (Step), a joint venture between Sonatrach and Total S.A, has selected LyondellBasell’s Spheripol technology for a 550 KTA polypropylene unit to be constructed in Arzew, Oran province, Algeria.

According to the Dutch company Spheripol is the leading PP process technology with more than 25 million tons of licensed capacity. The latest fifth generation Spheripol technology includes process improvements that further maximize operational efficiency. The plant will commence operations using Avant ZN catalyst.

“We are pleased to be the technology provider of choice for the newly developed polyolefins business of Sonatrach Total Entreprise Polymères Spa,” said Jim Seward, Vice President of technology business and sustainability at LyondellBasell. The selection of Spheripol technology allows customers to enhance and significantly diversify their polypropylene product portfolio with outstanding monomer efficiency.”

Additional information
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    The HMC plant will be the twenty-second plant in the world to be licensed under the Spherizone technology since its commercial launch in 2006.   more

  • 07-02-2019

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    The new unit will use LyondellBasell’s Spherizone production technology and will have a nameplate annual production capacity of 250 kt.   more

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LyondellBasell Industries Basell Polyolefine GmbH

Brühler Straße 60
DE 50389 Wesseling
Tel.: 02236 72-0

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