Honeywell provides tech for Chinese propylene, isobutylene plants

25 April 2012 19:11  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US Honeywell has licensed its production processes used to make propylene and isobutylene to China’s Shandong Chambroad Petrochemicals, the company said on Wednesday.

The new plants will start up in 2014, and produce 133,000 tonnes/year of propylene and 87,000 tonnes/year of isobutylene. They will be in Binzhou City, Shandong province.

Honeywell’s UOP will provide the engineering design, technology licensing, catalysts, adsorbents, equipment, staff training and technical service for the project, the company said.

UOP's C3 Olefex process converts propane to propylene through dehydrogenation. Its C4 Olefex process converts isobutane to isobutylene.

“The plant will be the first in China, and only the second in the world, to combine both processes, which are used to produce propylene and isobutylene, respectively,” Honeywell said.

“Propylene is a building block material used in the production of films and packaging, while isobutylene is a key ingredient for fuels and synthetic rubber," the company said.


By: Bobbie Clark
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