ZPC chooses Badger’s technology for EB/SM plant in China


Zhejiang Petroleum & Chemical (ZPC) has selected Badger Licensing’s technology for a grassroots ethylbenzene / styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant, which is being built in China. 

As part of the contract, Badger will provide technology licence, process design and start-up services.

The new 1,200kta plant set to come up in Zhoushan City of Zhejiang Province will use Badger’s EBMax technology integrated with the company’s styrene technology. 

Basic engineering design work has already started and the plant is scheduled for mechanical completion and start-up next year. 

"Basic engineering design work has already started and the plant is scheduled for mechanical completion and start-up next year."

Badger Licensing president Dana Johnson said: "With the implementation of this impressive project, ZPC has immediately made themselves into a major styrene producer, not only in China but in the world."

Badger’s EBMax and styrene technologies have been licensed more than 30 and 50 times respectively for plants across worldwide.

The company is a venture of affiliates of TechnipFMC and ExxonMobil and develops, markets, and licenses technologies for ethylbenzene, styrene monomer, cumene and bisphenol A.