Safety

With more than 2,500 reactor-years of operations, there have been no fatalities directly related to the UNIPOL™ PE Process. The process requires relatively low pressures and low temperatures – less than 350 psig and 115°C, eliminating over-pressurization or runaway reactions due to escalating temperatures. Unlike with some other PE processes, UNIPOL™ PE Process licensees face no possibility of boiling liquid or expanding vapor explosion inside the battery limits of the facility.

Environmental responsibility

All PE operators also need to be concerned about the environmental impact of their processes. Customers cite several reasons why the UNIPOL™ PE Process makes them feel comfortable. First, unlike with solution or slurry processes, there’s no possibility of boiling liquid or expanding vapor explosion inside the battery limits. Second, there are no hazardous air pollutants. Third, the process is noncorrosive which contributes to the reliability of the equipment.

Proven to deliver worldwide

Already the world’s most widely used PE process, UNIPOL™ PE Process technology is implemented in nearly 110 operating reactor lines. With demonstrated operating capacities up to 650 kta , the UNIPOL™ PE Process is unmatched by any gas-phase, solution or slurry process and sets the standard for proven large capacity reactor capability.

Broad product range

The UNIPOL™ PE Process is capable of producing world-class products for all major HDPE and LLDPE commercial applications. Because the UNIPOL™ PE Process can produce the industry’s broadest range of melt indices, with both narrow and broad molecular weight distributions, it can deliver the differentiated products that are key to PE business success.

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Designed to adapt long-term

Thanks to the flexible UNIPOL™ PE Process design, operators can produce a wide variety of products using the same reactor. While other processes have significant limitations, the UNIPOL™ PE Process is capable of covering the entire density-melt index range.

Operations flexibility

Proprietary technology contributes to the ability to scale up and down to meet demand. One example is the UNIPOL™ PE Process fluid-bed condensing mode technology that permits significantly increased operating rates. Another is Quick Bed Change technology, which allows a producer to substantially reduce the time and costs associated with resin product transitions.

Business adaptability

When market conditions shift, PE producers may want to change their product mix and the volume of production accordingly. The UNIPOL™ PE Process accommodates low-cost expansions and the ability to produce other grades in the future, enabling producers to capture the most profitable opportunities at any given time.

Lower capital and operating costs

For a new reactor, the UNIPOL™ PE Process requires capital costs up to 35% lower than with other processes. Operating expenses can be up to 10% lower with the UNIPOL™ PE Process.

Comparison of Capital Costs

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