Dow licences PP technology to Datang Corp

05 September 2006 20:16  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS news)--A subsidiary of China Datang Corporation chose Dow’s Unipol polypropylene (PP) process technology for a planned 453,700 tonne/year plant, the Midland, Michigan-based company said on Tuesday.

The plant will be in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, People’s Republic of China, and will produce homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers, said Dow.

Financial details were unavailable and a Dow spokeswoman said she did not know when the plant would be operational.

Datang International Power Generation, a subsidiary of Datang Corporation, earlier this year said it plans to build a coal-to-olefins project at Chifeng, Inner Mongolia Province. It was unclear whether the PP unit was a part of that complex.

Dow said licencees of Unipol PP process technology operate more than 35 production lines globally, totaling more than 6.5m tonnes/year.

“The process is reliable, safe, and offers licensees the flexibility to produce a diverse range of products,” said Molly Peifang Zhang, vice president for Dow Technology Licensing.

Datang Corporation, a Chinese power company, has said it plans to expand into petrochemicals over the next 10 years. Dow is the largest chemical company in the US and offers chemical, plastic and agricultural products and services.

By: Joseph Lohan
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