Global Processing

Honeywell’s UOP to provide technology for propylene production in China

April 27, 2012

DES PLAINES, Ill., — UOP LLC, a Honeywell, has been selected to provide key technology to produce propylene in China.

Zhangjiagang Yangzi River Petrochemical Co. Ltd will use Honeywell''s UOP C3 Oleflex™ process technology to convert propane to propylene, which is used in the production of materials such as films and packaging.

The project is the ninth propylene project Honeywell''s UOP has announced since the beginning of 2011, helping meet the growing demand globally.

"UOP''s combined Oleflex projects will help increase propylene production by nearly 5 million metric tons globally in the next three years," said Pete Piotrowski, senior vice president and general manager for Process Technology and Equipment at Honeywell''s UOP. "This technology has been used extensively in China due to the region''s accelerated propylene demand, and we look forward to working with Zhangjiagang Yangzi River to continue to produce this vital petrochemical."