Formosa Plastics unveils process technologies for Texas PE, PP production expansions

Formosa Texas Plant

Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A. has unveiled the process technologies for the polyethylene and polypropylene production expansions in Point Comfort, Texas. ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing, LLC has licensed the new tubular low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant’s technology, which will have a production capacity of 400,000 MT/year. 

UNIPOLTM PE Process technology, licensed by Univation Technologies, LLC will be the technology for the new dual-purpose polyethylene (PE) plant, capable of producing 400,000 MT/Year for both high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE).

Japan Polypropylene Corporation (JPP) has licensed the technology used in the new polypropylene (PP) plant, which will add 250,000 MT/year of capacity to the site’s current PP production. With the addition of these three process technologies and plants at Point Comfort will enlarge the company’s product offerings and increase production flexibility.

The ExxonMobil technology is well known to produce high-quality resins safely and reliably. Univation Technologies’ UNIPOLTM PE Process is world-renowned for producing outstanding HDPE and LLDPE resins.

Ken Mounger, Vice President & General Manager, Polyolefins, said, “We look forward to introducing our new line of Formolene LDPE resins and expanding our current Formolene HDPE and LLDPE product lines. Our additional supply of Formolene polypropylene will enable us to grow in key strategic markets, too.”

Formosa Plastics Corporation, U.S.A., headquartered in Livingston, NJ, is a vertically integrated producer of plastic resins and chemicals.

ExxonMobil’s cutting-edge proprietary catalysts and advantaged process technologies help refiners and petrochemical manufacturers increase capacity, lower costs, improve margins, reduce emissions and operate safe, reliable and efficient facilities.

Univation Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company.

Polypropylene Corporation (JPP) is the successor of the polypropylene business of Japan Polychem and JNC Petrochemical Corporation.

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