INEOS Technologies wins HDPE Technology License contract in China

INEOS Technologies has licensed its ‘Innovene S Process’ for the manufacture of HDPE and MDPE to China Petrochemical International Company Limited for use at Sinopec Wuhan Company in Wuhan, China. 

The 300-ktpa plant will produce a full range of Ziegler-Natta and Chrome monomodal and bi-modal products. It is part of a major petrochemical expansion of Sinopec’s existing refinery at Wuhan.

This is the second time that INEOS has licensed this process to Sinopec. The Innovene S process was licensed to Sinopec Tianjin in 2006. This license also comes shortly after the license granted to Polimerica (a JV between Pequiven Petroquimica de Venezuela, S.A. and Braskem S.A.) in December 2008.

Peter Williams, CEO of INEOS Technologies, commented: "The repeat license of this process to a major company in China after a lengthy competitive evaluation is a demonstration of the increasing recognition of our proprietary technology in the marketplace."

For further information please contact:

Craig Welsh, INEOS Technologies Press Office
Phone: + 44 (0) 1928 511528

Notes to editors:

INEOS Technologies is a leading developer and licensor of technologies for the global petrochemicals industry. It offers the broadest range of petrochemical technologies on the market today and also supplies catalysts, additives and coatings that our customers require to obtain the best possible performance from their investments.

INEOS Technologies’ complete portfolio of leading licensed technologies includes:

  • Innovene PP – gas phase technology for the production of polypropylene
  • Innovene S – slurry technology for the production of mono and bi-modal HDPE
  • Innovene G –swing gas phase technology for the production of LLDPE and HDPE
  • Polystyrene – general purpose, high impact and expandable PS technologies
  • BICHLOR – membrane electrolyser technology for chlor alkali production
  • Vinyls – technology for the production of EDC, VCM and PVC
  • Nitriles – technology for the production of Acrylonitrile and Maleic Anhydride