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Chambroad commissions combined dehydrogenation unit

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UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has announced that Shandong Chambroad Holding Co. has become the first company in China to commission a combined C3/C4 dehydrogenation unit to help meet the growing demand in Asia for plastics, high-octane gasoline and synthetic rubber. It will produce 116 000 tpy of propylene and 104 000 tpy of isobutylene and will be located in Binzhou City, Shandong Province in China.

The new unit uses Honeywell UOP’s C3/C4 Oleflex™ process technology to produce propylene for making plastics, packaging, and synthetic fibre, and isobutylene, a component used for high octane gasoline and synthetic rubber. To convert propane to propylene and isobutene to isobutylene, the technology uses catalytic dehydrogenation and has been proven to have a low cash cost of production and hight return on investment.

Vice President and General Manager of Honeywell UOP’s Process Technology and Equipment business, Mike Millard, commented: “The start up of the first combined C3/C4 Oleflex unit in China is a milestone in the region’s petrochemical production, and it will help Chambroad manage market conditions more efficiently.”

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