Chevron Phillips Chemical Company plans to build a state-of-the-art polyethylene pilot plant at its research and technology facility in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
The premier testing site will provide leading-edge polyethylene research, including new catalyst and polymer development, as well as polymer performance enhancements. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2015 and be completed in 2017.
“As a global producer of polyethylene, we strive to support our customers with the latest technological advances and process improvements through the efforts of our research and development personnel,” said Don Lycette, Vice President of Research and Technology for Chevron Phillips Chemical. “Chevron Phillips Chemical continues to build on a long history of scientific discoveries, particularly at our facility in Bartlesville, which was originally built in 1950 by Phillips Petroleum Company.”
The new pilot plant will incorporate Chevron Phillips Chemical’s proprietary MarTECH loop slurry process for polyethylene production and MarTECH advanced dual loop technology, a proprietary dual loop process enabling production of bimodal polyethylene resins for advanced applications.
According to the firm, All MarTECH technology delivers reliable, high-reactor throughput while minimizing capital expense, operating costs and environmental impact, and it is utilized by numerous commercial reactor facilities worldwide.