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Qinghai Damei inks deal with Dow for UNIPOL process
November 16, 2012 (China)

Qinghai Damei Coal Industry Co Ltd, has signed a license agreement for UNIPOL Polypropylene Process Technology with Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC, a wholly owned Subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow).

The coal based polyolefin complex, located in the Xining Economic and Technological Development Zone of Xining City, Qinghai Province in China, is expected to start up in 2015. The 400 KTA polypropylene plant will produce homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers.

Representatives from Dow and Qinghai Damei met on September 28 at a signing ceremony for the 400 KTA plant.

This is the 12th UNIPOL Polypropylene Technology license signed in China since 2006.

Resins produced by UNIPOL Polypropylene Technology from Dow account for 17 percent of global polypropylene output. Polypropylene is a versatile plastic used in packaging, durable goods, automotive parts, non-wovens, fibers and consumer applications.

With the least complex PP process technologies available and low investment costs, Dow’s UNIPOL PP Process Technology positions polypropylene manufacturers to meet and exceed increasing demand for high quality polypropylene.

“With UNIPOL PP Process Technology, Qinghai Damei will expand its business with superior polypropylene quality, broad product capability and low investment cost,” said Tracy Cleckler, president of Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology LLC.

“With UNIPOL PP technology’s broad capabilities, not only can we make large volume products, but we will also be the industry leader in polypropylene specialty grades at low conversion cost,” said Bai Yongqiang, chairman of board of Qinghai Damei Coal Industry Co., Ltd.

There are currently 47 operating lines worldwide using UNIPOL Polypropylene Technology from Dow Performance Plastics Licensing and Catalysts. The UNIPOL Polypropylene Process is an all gas-phase process for producing the broadest range of polypropylene resins. Its simple design is consistent in terms of product quality and energy efficiency, requiring no equipment for handling, separating or recycling solvents. The system’s fluidized-bed reactors and high performance CONSISTA and SHAC Catalyst Systems give manufacturers the flexibility to produce homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers.
 
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