REPSOL
Construction of a plant for UHMW-PE in Spain / Investment of EUR 105 mn
The Spanish Puertollano site in the Castilla-La Mancha region, about 220 km south of Madrid (Photo: Repsol)
Energy and petrochemicals group Repsol (Madrid, Spain; www.repsol.com) now wants to put its plans for the production of UHMW-PE in Spain (see Plasteurope.com of 22.10.2020) into practice. The company announced the construction of a corresponding plant at its Spanish site in Puertollano. The new production unit – the first of its kind in Spain – will use DSM technologies and go into operation at the end of 2024 with a capacity of 15,000 t/y, according to Repsol. Investment costs of EUR 105 mn have been planned.

In the first phase, the new plant will produce four UHMW-PE types with all molecular weights and average particle sizes of 150 microns in powder form. The Spanish company cites separators in lithium-ion batteries, profiles for construction, coatings, military and protective equipment, and prostheses, implants, and other medical applications as possible areas of use.
08.06.2022 Plasteurope.com [250422-0]
Published on 08.06.2022
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