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Web Date: July 19, 2007

Shenhua Selects Unipol For Coal-To-Plastics Plant

Polyethylene unit will be part of new integrated complex
Department: Government & Policy

Shenhua Baotou Coal Chemical, a unit of China's Shenhua Group, will license the Unipol process from Univation Technologies to build a plant producing high- and low-density polyethylene from coal in the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia.

The unit, with an annual capacity of 300,000 metric tons, is part of a large complex that will use coal as a feedstock to make methanol, which is then transformed into ethylene, propylene, and downstream products such as polyolefins. Shenhua plans to bring the complex on-line in 2010.

Univation is a joint venture of Dow Chemical and ExxonMobil Chemical.

 
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