BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Badger Licensing LLC (Badger) today announced that Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian) Chemical Co., Ltd. (Hengli) has selected Badger’s proprietary technologies for a 720 KTA grassroots ethylbenzene / styrene monomer (EB/SM) plant being built in Changxing Island Economic Zone, Dalian City, Liaoning Province, People’s Republic of China. The contract includes technology license, process design and start-up services.
The new plant, one of the largest EB/SM plants in China, will utilize Badger’s proprietary EBMax™1 technology integrated with Badger’s proprietary styrene technology. Basic engineering design work has been completed and the plant is scheduled for mechanical completion and startup in 2019.
“The styrenics market in China continues to experience dramatic growth, and Hengli will be a key player in that market,” said Dana Johnson, president of Badger. “We are proud that Hengli has selected Badger’s technologies for this new project, which will further add to Badger’s market position in the supply of ethylbenzene and styrene monomer technologies. We look forward to continuing to work with Hengli to ensure the successful design, startup and operation of the plant.”
Styrene monomer, with a worldwide capacity of over 30 million metric tons per annum, is a precursor to the production of a variety of polymer derivatives, including polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), and styrene butadiene rubber (SBR). Badger’s EBMax™ and styrene technologies have been licensed more than 30 and 50 times, respectively, for plants around the world.
Badger Licensing LLC, headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, is a venture of affiliates of TechnipFMC and ExxonMobil. Badger Licensing is principally engaged in developing, marketing, and licensing technologies for ethylbenzene, styrene monomer, cumene and bisphenol A.
1 EBMax is a registered trademark of Exxon Mobil Corporation.