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ChinaCoal Mengda use Dow Unipol polypropylene process technology

2 August 2012

Inner Mongolia ChinaCoal Mengda New Energy & Chemical Industry will license Dow Chemical Unipol polypropylene process technology (PP) for its 300kta polypropylene plant, in Ordos City, Inner Mongolia, China.

"Unipol polypropylene process technology is an all gas-phase process used to manufacture a wide range of polypropylene resins."

Unipol polypropylene process technology is an all gas-phase process used to manufacture a wide range of polypropylene resins.

The polypropylene plant, which is part of a 500kta engineering plastics project, is scheduled to start in 2014 and will produce homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers.

The technology is the licensed technology of Union Carbide Chemicals & Plastics Technology, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company.

Tracy Cleckler, Union Carbide Chemicals and Plastics Technology president, said with low total investment and operating costs, the Unipol PP technology is gaining momentum with polypropylene producers globally.

"Licensees benefit from our technology and product expertise and our advancements in catalyst systems technology, which enable the production of a broad spectrum of PP resins."

Currently 47 operating lines across the world are using Unipol PP technology, which accounts for 17% of global polypropylene production, according to Dow Chemical.

Polypropylene is a plastic used in packaging, durable goods, automotive parts, non-wovens and fibres.