Chandra Asri Petrochemical Selects Univation’s UNIPOL™ PE Process for New Polyethylene Plant
Houston, Texas - January 31, 2017 - PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP), Indonesia’s largest petrochemical producer, has selected Univation Technologies’ UNIPOL™ PE Process for its new 400KTA 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 XCAT™ 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.
The UNIPOL™ PE Process is the most widely used polyethylene process in the world, delivering a proven, safe process design, highly flexible product capability, and world-class production economics.
“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.
About Univation Technologies
Univation Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and the global leader in licensed HDPE and LLDPE polyethylene technology. Univation has a proven track record of delivering process, product, and catalyst technologies as well as related services to the global polyethylene industry for over 45 years. For more information, visit www.univation.com.
About Chandra Asri Petrochemical
PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP), a subsidiary of PT Barito Pacific Tbk as the majority shareholders, is Indonesia’s largest integrated petrochemical company producing olefins and polyolefins. CAP operates the country’s only world-scale naphtha cracker, and is the sole domestic producer of styrene monomer and butadiene. For more information, visit www.chandra-asri.com.