UOP selected for isobutylene production at Panjin Heyun unit in China

18 September 2013 16:10  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--China-based Panjin Heyun New Material will use Honeywell UOP processes to produce isobutylene, a key ingredient for fuels and synthetic rubber, at its new unit in Liaoning Province, the US-based technology firm announced on Wednesday.

UOP’s Butamer process will convert butane to isobutane, and its C4 Oleflex process will use catalytic dehydrogenation to convert isobutane to isobutylene.

Panjin Heyun’s new unit, which will process about 400,000 tonnes/year of isobutane, is expected to start up in 2014.

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

“As China's economy grows, and the need for fuels and rubber rises worldwide, UOP is providing solutions that help producers maximise their output to support demands locally, while capturing a high return on investment," said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of UOP’s process technology and equipment business unit.

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