Badger Licensing to supply BPA technology to Chinese plant
Badger Licensing, an affiliate of TechnipFMC and ExxonMobil, has received a contract to supply its bisphenol A (BPA) technology to an under-construction 240 KTA grassroots BPA plant of China-based Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical (ZPC).
The plant is being built at Daxiaoyushan Island situated in the Daishan District, Zhoushan City, Zhejiang Province, China.
Badger president Dana Johnson said: “ZPC’s integrated complex being built in Zhoushan represents a major investment in the refining and petrochemical industry in China.
"This is the second time ZPC has chosen one of Badger’s proprietary technologies for this large-scale project, and we are proud to be associated with it.
"Badger’s innovative bisphenol A technology will enable ZPC to be a leader in the growing polycarbonate market in China."
The scope of the contract includes technology licence, process design, and start-up services.
The basic engineering of the new plant has been completed and is scheduled for mechanical completion and commencement of operations in early 2019.
Last month, ZPC selected Badger’s EBMax and styrene technologies for a 1200 KTA grassroots EB/SM plant, which is also being developed at the same site.
Bisphenol A is used to produce epoxy resins and polycarbonate.
The company claimed that more than 1.7 million metric tonnes of BPA capacity has been licensed by Badger since 2001.
Headquartered in Boston, Badger Licensing focuses on the development, marketing and licensing technologies for ethylbenzene, styrene monomer, cumene and bisphenol A.