Q: Explain the process of engaging Univation.

A: Step one is an initial data gathering session and presentation of Univation/UNIPOL™ PE Process capabilities. Confidential discussions follow. Step two is a detailed discussion about the options your business may want to consider. Step three is presentation of a detailed technical and commercial proposal.

Q: How broad of product slate can be produced with the UNIPOL™ PE Process gas-phase process?

A: The UNIPOL™ PE Process produces a wide range of PE products. Because the UNIPOL™ PE Process can produce the industry’s broadest range of melt index, with both narrow and broad molecular weight distributions, it can deliver the differentiated products that are key to your PE success. The UNIPOL™ PE Process is capable of production for all major linear low (LL) and high density (HD) commercial applications. With UNIPOL™, you have unequalled flexibility.

LLDPE MDPE HDPE
Narrow MWD (UCAT A, J)
  • Film
  • Injection Molding
  • Extrusion Coating
  • Rotational Molding
  • Injection Molding
  • Monofilament
  • Stretch Tape
Narrow MWD (XCAT HP, XCAT EZ)
  • Film
  • Extrusion Coating
Medium MWD (UCAT B)
  • Hose & Tubing
  • Blow Molding
  • Blow Molding
  • Pipe
  • Sheet
Broad MWD (UCAT G)
  • Pipe
  • Medium-Density Film
  • Geomembrane
  • Pipe
  • HD Film
  • Large Part Blow Molding
Broad MWD (Prodigy)
  • Bimodal MD Film
  • Bimodal MD Pipe
  • Bimodal MD Film
  • Bimodal MD Pipe
  • Bimodal Blow Molding

Q: Are developments continuing on the UNIPOL™ PE Process or is it mature technology?

A: Univation conducts R&D in the areas of process, catalyst and product technology to continuously improve our technology offerings. In addition, technology improvements made by ExxonMobil Chemical Company and The Dow Chemical Company are shared with Univation and become part of our UNIPOL™ technology offering.

In 2006, IpIQ (Intellectual Property, Intelligence Quotient) Patent Scoreboard™ ranked Univation Technologies fifth in the chemical industry for innovation. ipIQ provides technology analysis to governments, investment banks, private equity firms and Fortune 100 companies. Its annual ranking of corporate innovation considers patent quality, technological strength and breadth of impact. Univation Technologies was the only PE technology licensor on the list of ipIQ’s top 10 chemical industry innovators.

Q: Are licensees made aware of new developments?

A: Licensees participating in the technology exchange program receive technology improvements annually.

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