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Polyolefins: improved property control and reactor operability

Objective

POLYPROP deals with the relationship between catalysis, reactor operation and materials properties. This includes the study of: polyolefin material properties, improved reactor operation (reduce costs, waste...), manipulation of the catalyst & catalyst support to control properties, how to use advanced metallocenes, and how to use phase changes in the reactor to control temperature. In addition, tools (micro reactors, miniplants, stop flow reactors) will be developed to evaluate changes taking place in the reactor, to provide data and test the models that are to be built. 5 Scientific Work packages have been defined to look at the role of particle morphology; optimisation of polymer properties; quantification of thermodynamic effects; role of phase changes during polymerisation; improvement of process operability.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SABIC POLYPROPYLENES BV
Address

6160 MD Geleen
Netherlands

Participants (10)

BOREALIS A/S
Denmark
Address

06101 Lyngby
BP LAVERA SNC
France
Address
Avenue D'auguette
13117 Lavera
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Bd Du 11 Novembre 1918, 43
69616 Villeurbanne
FLUENT EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
Address
Sheffield Airport Business Park, Europa Link
S9 1XU Sheffield
POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Italy
Address
Via Mancinelli 7
20131 Milano
PROCEDE POLYMERS BV
Netherlands
Address
Gezina Van Der Molenlanden 20
7542 VJ Enschede
REPSOL PETROLEO SA
Spain
Address
183,Calle Embajadores 183
28045 Madrid
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY
Spain
Address
Paseo Manuel Lardizabal, 3
20018 San Sebastian
UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE
Netherlands
Address
Dreienerlolaan 5
7500AE Enschede