AlphaHexol™ process produces high purity 1-hexene by ethylene trimerization suitable as comonomer for Linear Low-Density PolyEthylene (LLDPE) or High-Density PolyEthylene (HPDE) production.
This oligomerization process similar to AlphaButol® technology operates in the liquid phase using a soluble catalyst system.
- Uniformly high purity 1-hexene
- Efficicient ethylene feed use
- Reliable source of feedstock
- High flexibility and
- Mild operating conditions
are among key words characterizing the AlphaHexol process.
One reference of AlphaHexol has been awarded in 2011.
The process is strongly backed up by extensive Axens industrial experience in homogeneous catalysis, in particular, AlphaButol process for producing 1-butene for which thirty units have been licensed with a cumulated capacity of 708,000 tons/year (as of November 2011).