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Univation Technologies and Axens sign petrochemical agreement

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Axens and Univation Technologies have entered into a cooperation agreement with the purpose of developing improved capital and operating efficiencies for the production of on-purpose linear alpha olefins (LAO) – including both butene-1 and hexene-1 - for use in manufacturing polyethylene resins with the UNIPOLTM PE Process. The alliance is expected to identify and deliver quantifiable synergies to benefit polyethylene producers globally for new UNIPOL PE Projects, as well as provide for retrofit opportunities for UNIPOL PE Plants already in operation.

Univation Technologies and Axens will collaborate to identify and capture capital and operating cost reduction opportunities as well as optimise process requirements for both Axens LAO technology platforms (AlphaButol® and AlphaHexolTM) and Univation Technologies' UNIPOL PE Process to deliver value to polyethylene producers. These synergies and optimization will be carried out during the early process design phase of the project.

Jean-Luc Nocca, Executive Vice-President at Axens, and responsible for the Commercial Business Division, stated, “We look forward to cooperating with Univation Technologies and bring additional values to our customers by developing synergies”.

Luis Cirihal, President of Univation Technologies, LLC, also added his comments, “Univation is pleased to collaborate with Axens to enhance value to our mutual customers by enabling even greater cost advantaged production of polyethylene resins with the UNIPOL PE Process”.

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