Axens selected by Sumitomo Chemical for a waste-to-polyolefins Project on Circular Economy 15.12.2020
Sumitomo Chemical and Axens signed a license agreement of ethanol-to-ethylene technology Atol® for Sumitomo Chemical’s waste-to-polyolefins project in Japan.
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Atol® is a technology for the most profitable production of polymer grade ethylene by dehydration of any kind of renewable ethanol from biomass or waste.
The ethylene produced can be integrated in partial and/or total replacement of fossil hydrocarbon based ethylene in various downstream polymerization installations without requiring modifications. Atol® ethylene can therefore be fed into existing or new units of, for instance, polyethylene (PE), ethylene oxide/ethylene glycol (polyethylene-terephthalate – PET), polyolefins, alpha-olefins production for linear alkylbenzene (LABs) and polyalphaolefins (PAOs), benzene alkylation for polystyrene (PS), acrylonitrile-butadienestyrene (ABS), polyvinylchloride (PVC), etc.
Atol® is the result of a partnership between Axens, Total and IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN)