PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP), Indonesia’s largest petrochemical producer, has selected Univation Technologies’ UNIPOLTM PE Process for its new 400 000 tpy polyethylene plant that will be built in Cilegon, Indonesia, at CAP’s naphtha cracker complex. This will be the second UNIPOL PE Process line for CAP. CAP has also licensed Univation’s XCATTM metallocene polyethylene technology, developed specifically for the UNIPOL PE Process, which delivers advanced metallocene resin for high performance polyethylene film structures.
The new facility will provide a highly flexible manufacturing platform that can produce a broad range of polyethylene resin products, including high-density polyethylene (HDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) and metallocene LLDPE. These products are used in an array of consumer and industrial applications, including agricultural films, industrial shipping container applications, and houseware food storage containers.
“We are pleased that CAP has selected Univation Technologies as their polyethylene technology licensor for their new PE plant, and we believe that decision reflects CAP’s positive experience with their existing UNIPOL PE Process line,” said Steven Stanley, President of Univation Technologies. “We’re excited to continue working with CAP to help them capture new polyethylene market opportunities in Indonesia as they bring their new, world scale UNIPOL PE Process plant into production.”
According to CAP President Director, Erwin Ciputra, the UNIPOL PE Process will play a strategic role for CAP as part of their integrated Naphtha Cracker complex at Cilegon, Banten. “This commitment is a major milestone in CAP’s plan to build a new PE plant, and to ultimately meet our customer’s growing demand for high quality polyethylene products in Indonesia,” said Ciputra.
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