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LG Chem chose Univation’s technology for new PE plants in Yeosu

LGChem Univation technology Polyethylene

MOSCOW – LG Chem, a major South Korean petrochemical manufacturer, chose Univation Technologies technology for its two new polyethylene (PE) plants to be built in Yeosu (South Korea), ICIS reported, citing to the statement Univation Technologies (included in the structure of Dow Chemical). LGChem Univation technology Polyethylene

According to the report, one plant will produce metallocene linear polyethylene (MLPNP), and the other – low pressure polyethylene (HDPE).  Each of the new enterprises will have a capacity of 300 thousand tons of PE per year.

So, the first plant will use Univation technology – XCATMetallocene LLDPE – for the production of metallocene films, while at another plant ACCLAIM Univodal HDPE technology will be used to produce advanced unimodal products and PRODIGY Bimodal HDPE technology for bimodal PND.

LG announced an expansion of its capacity at the Yeosu site in 2018.

Earlier it was noted that LG Chem plans to build by 2021 a third steam cracking unit at its site in Yosu, which will be able to produce 800 thousand tons of ethylene and about 400 thousand tons of propylene per year.  Its launch is scheduled for the second half of 2021.

According to Data Report of the company Market Report, in November last year, external PE supplies to the Russian market amounted to 49.2 thousand tons, which is comparable to the figure a month earlier.  In general, in January-November 2018, the total import of PE in the Russian Federation reached a level of 540.2 thousand tons against 553.5 thousand tons a year earlier.  External supplies of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) have significantly increased, while imports of high-pressure polyethylene (LDPE) and linear polyethylene (LDL) have declined.

South Korean LG Chem is one of the largest chemical companies in the world.  The company produces a wide range of products – from petrochemical products to high-tech plastics.


Author:   Margarita Volkova

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