Dow Chemical picks Honeywell's UOP for US propylene project

05 January 2012 17:10  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Honeywell subsidiary UOP LLC on Thursday said it would provide the technology for a propylene plant that Dow Chemical plans to build in Texas.

The propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit is scheduled to start up in 2015. The plant will have 750,000 tonnes/year of polymer-grade propylene (PGP) capacity, UOP said.

No financial details were disclosed.

Dow will use Honeywell UOP's C(3) Oleflex technology in the facility, UOP said.

The process uses continuous catalyst regeneration technology over a platinum catalyst, providing the highest return on investment compared with alternative processes, the company said.

UOP has commissioned nine such units for on-purpose propylene production since the technology was commercialised in 1990, it said.

The 10th unit is scheduled to start up in 2012 in Russia.

For more on propylene visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: William Lemos
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