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KEY TECHNOLOGIES

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  • EasyUpTM technology for the construction of horizontal solid state polymerization plants. This technology eliminates the size limitations associated with traditional vertical SSPs and allows us to build larger PET production lines with capital expenditures marginally higher than those required to construct traditional production lines in the United States.
     
  • Barrier PET technology, other PET patents and PET process patents for the production ofdifferent grades of PET, including the following:
     
  • POLIPROTECTTM
    A technology for the production of monolayer barrier PET, which is a grade of PET that delays oxygen and carbon dioxide from passing through the container and is used in packaging oxygen- or carbon-dioxide sensitive foods and drinks and carbonated liquids;
     
  • BICOTM
    A resin technology for the production of compartmentalized pellets, which enables the delivery of two or more polymers within the same pellet and therefore allows performance-enhancing additives to be added directly into the PET pellets; this eliminates the need for customers to invest in enhancing their own facilities with costly new machinery for the production of PET blends;
     
  • REPETE® MAX
    A technology for the production of chemically recycled PCR-grade PET, a recyclable grade of PET which can be chemically broken down into its component parts during the recycling process. We are the only producer in the Americas capable of manufacturing chemically recycled PCR-grade PET.
     
  • GREG hydrogenation technology for production of bio-MEG
    This technology involves the use of hydrogen to convert the soluble sugars produced from one of the PROESA® technology streams into a mixture of glycols (polyols) from which ethylene glycol can be obtained through a separation and purification process.

  •  PROESA® technology for PET raw materials
    This pretreatment technology, owned by Beta Renewables, involves the production of fermentable sugar, or a precursor of fermentable sugar, from any biomass, including non-food agricultural plants (such as poplar, eucalyptus and energy crops) and agricultural waste (such as straw, from corn stover and sugar cane bagasse) crops. The sugars produced through PROESA® are used to produce sustainable bioraw materials for PET production by a direct conversion of the sugar to the PET raw materials.

  • MOGHI technology for production of bio-BTX from lignin
    Lignin is the main byproduct resulting from the production of bio-ethanol from the fermentable sugars produced through PROESA® . Due to its high content of aromatic molecules (higher than that of crude oil), lignin can be used as a feedstock to produce BTX (which consists of mixed xylenes, toluene and benzene). Mixed xylenes can be converted largely to PX, one of the raw materials used in the production of PTA. Additionally, the toluene produced through MOGHI can be converted partially to mixed xylenes, which can then be converted largely to PX. PX produced from biomass (“bio-PX”) can be used to produce PTA and then incorporated in traditional petrochemical PET production, thus using existing processes and technologies to produce “green” PTA and consequently “green” PET. This technology is in the early stages of development, which we are conducting at our pilot plant in Sharon Center.
FOCUS NEWS
19/04/2017
The world’s largest resin-processing plant is expected to be fully operational by mid-2017, creating up to 250 permanent jobs and manufacturing over a million tons of PET resin a year at Port Corpus Christi.

03/05/2016

Valmet and Biochemtex collaborate in developing technology for lignin derived biochemical .
Valmet and Biochemtex will start to cooperate in the field of conversion of lignin into biochemicals.


20/01/2016
M&G Chemicals plans to increase the capacity of its Corpus Christi facility.
Opening in the second half of 2016