LyondellBasell launches new 5th generation polypropylene catalysts

LyondellBasell launches new 5th generation polypropylene catalysts

6:17 AM, 17th September 2012
LyondellBasell launches new 5th generation polypropylene catalysts

ROTTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: LyondellBasell launched a new family of fifth-generation non-phthalate catalysts for polypropylene (PP) production. These catalysts will be sold under the existing Avant trade name and complement the company’s well-established third, fourth and fifth generation Ziegler-Natta PP catalysts.

“LyondellBasell is the leader in PP catalyst sales and development with a strong market position in fifth-generation catalyst technology. This new family of catalysts will further extend our offering in that field, targeting the full range of PP products and applications,” said Jim Seward, Director of Catalyst and Licensing Business, LyondellBasell.

“This development aligns with a continued market interest in using existing fifth-generation diether and succinate catalysts for a range of product applications. For example, there is a market trend to extend the use of diether catalysts, already the established benchmark for the production of polymers used in spun-bond fibre, high melt flow impact copolymers and random copolymer, to also produce BOPP and raffia grades,” continued Seward.

LyondellBasell’s Avant catalyst range comprises of the following families: Avant ZN - Ziegler-Natta catalysts for polypropylene, Avant Z - Ziegler catalysts for polyethylene, Avant C - Chromium catalysts for polyethylene and Avant M - Metallocene catalysts for polypropylene.

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