Sabic’s new PP pilot plant meetsneeds various industries

Sabic’s new PP pilot plant meets the needs of various industries

11:18 AM, 16th November 2016
New PP pilot plant enables SABIC to meet key industry needs.
New PP pilot plant enables SABIC to meet key industry needs.

SITTARD, THE NETHERLANDS: Sabic said that it will build a new pilot plant for the development of next-generation polypropylenes (PP) on-stream in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands, by the end of March next year.

This plant uses gas-phase polymerization technology supporting the production at nearby full-scale plants of superior materials that meet the needs of the different industries like automotive, pipe, appliances and advanced packaging.

Sabic is going forward in the construction and installation of the pilot plant. It has contracted the work to Zeton, a leading designer and builder of innovative pilot and demonstration-scale plants with facilities in Enschede, the Netherlands and Burlington Ontario in Canada.

Sabic is looking, in particular, to develop grades with improved stiffness/impact, flow properties and other specific secondary properties needed in different industries. It plans to focus on the development of impact grades of polypropylene, as well as random copolymers and homopolymers. It will also carry out experiments on advanced catalysts. The plant will counterpart pilot plants used by Sabic at other strategic locations and would support the strategic innovation initiatives to address continuously evolving market needs.

“The pilot plant is a further demonstration of Sabic’s commitment to invest in innovation. When it starts up next year, we will have considerably more capacity to develop new PP materials for commercialization in our current European assets in Geleen and in Gelsenkirchen, Germany,” said Lina Prada, global PP technology director, Sabic.

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