LYNX (R) 200: An advanced Ziegler-Natta type catalyst for polyethylene production

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Author list: Barrios AD, Ortega H, Lopez F, Matos J, Agrifoglio G, Rosa F, Liscano J, Trujillo M, Perfetti JC, Joskowicz P, Soares JM, Moorjani R, O'Reilly N, Cheng CP
Publisher: Centro de Investigación y apoyo tecnológico Filial de Petróleos de Venezuela S.A.
Publication year: 2002
Journal: VISION TECNOLOGICA (1315-0855)
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 2
Start page: 75
End page: 80
Number of pages: 6
ISSN: 1315-0855
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


Abstract

LYNX(R) 200 is an advanced Ziegler-Natta type catalyst that is designed to polymerize alpha-olefins to produce high-density polyethylene (HDPE), and potentially other kinds of polyolefins. The new catalyst initially named INPETUS(R), was developed by PDVSA-Intevep and scaled up by Engelhard Corp., and has been tested in commercial-scale units in several plants in Venezuela and other countries. Recently, PDVSA-Intevep granted an exclusive license to Engelhard Corp. for the manufacture and worldwide commercialization of this technology. This article discusses the main performance advantages of the LYNX(R) 200 catalyst in comparison with conventional Ziegler-Natta polymerization catalysts, and summarizes the developmental history and present commercial status of this technology.


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