PEP Review 2007-7
Comparison of Polyethylene Processes
Published: December 2007
Over the last few years, SRI Consulting has updated several polyethylene processes in separate PEP reviews or reports. In the current review, the capital costs and production costs of the different polyethylene processes are compared based on production of a similar product. The processes compared are Univation’s UNIPOL™ gas-phase process, Basell’s Spherilene™ S gas-phase process, Chevron Phillip’s slurry loop process and Ineos Innovene™ G gasphase process. The production costs are based on the production of a homopolymer HDPE.