Honeywell UOP Technology Selected To Help Meet Growing Demand For Key Petrochemicals In China
January 22, 2014
Honeywell UOP announced that two Chinese petrochemical producers have selected UOP process technology to help meet growing demand for high-value petrochemicals in China.
Shandong Huachao Chemical Co., Ltd. will use the UOP C4 Oleflex™ process to produce isobutylene, a key ingredient for fuels and synthetic rubber. In addition, Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical Co. Ltd. will use the UOP Butamer™ process to transform normal butane to isobutane and UOP’s C3/C4 Oleflex process to convert isobutane to isobutylene and propane to propylene for the production of plastics. Both companies are located in Shandong Province on China’s East Coast.
The Oleflex projects represent UOP’s 16th and 17th announced licenses for the Oleflex technology since the beginning of 2011, as demand for propylene and isobutylene grows in the region. The Shandong Huachao project will be the sixth C4 Oleflex unit in China, and the Zibo Qixiang Tengda project is the third combined C3/C4 Oleflex license UOP has been awarded.
For more information, read the press release.