Advanced SCLAIRTECH™ Technology Solution Pilot Plant

NOVA Chemicals’ Advanced SCLAIRTECHTM Technology Solution pilot plant was commissioned in 1995.  This dual reactor, octene comonomer pilot plant is a key enabler in advancing our proprietary Z/N and single site catalyst technologies.  It also permits scale up and validation of key unit operations, and can manufacture sufficient quantities of representative polymer for customer qualification.

With the aid of novel scale up methodologies, pilot plant parameters such as standard operating conditions and polymer resin architecture are directly transferable to the commercial Advanced SCLAIRTECHTM Technology Solution plant.  Thus, the pilot plant serves to optimize the commercial plant and assist in rapid development of SCLAIR and SURPASS products for our customers.