Ineos licenses polypropylene technology for Sinopec project

Ineos Technologies has licensed its Innovene polypropylene process to Sinopec Maoming for the manufacture of polypropylene homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers in Maoming City, Guangdong Province, China.

Sinopec's 200,000t/year plant will serve the South China markets, including the Pearl River delta region.

The plant, which is due to start up in 2013, will bring Sinopec's total polypropylene capacity based on Innovene process to 1.2 million tons.