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UOP technology selected for petrochemical production in China  

By Gerald Ondrey |

UOP LLC (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com), a Honeywell company, announced today that its UOP Oleflex process technology has been selected by China’s Longgang Chemical Co. (Qingdao Province, China) to produce key ingredients for fuels and synthetic rubber. The C4 Oleflex process will be used to convert refinery-derived isobutane to isobutylene, a valuable petrochemical used in the production of fuels and synthetic rubber. This is UOP’s second C4 Oleflex process license in China. In addition to technology licensing, UOP will provide basic engineering, catalysts, adsorbents, specialty equipment and engineering for the project. “As the demand for petrochemicals grows, especially in China, producers are looking for ways to maximize product yields while reducing production costs,” says Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager of UOP Process Technology and Equipment business unit. “Honeywell’s UOP technology will help China meet growing demand efficiently and more profitably. This project is yet another milestone for UOP’s Oleflex technology, and we look forward to working with Longgang Chemical.” Longgang Chemical Co. will use UOP’s technology to process 175,000 metric…
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