Polyethylene Process Development
The flagship of NOVA Chemicals’ process innovation is our proprietary Advanced SCLAIRTECH™ solution process. This dual reactor process allows us to maximize the capability of our catalyst innovations to produce value-added products for our customers. Our process scientists and engineers enable the scaling up and operationalizing of our catalyst and process technology advances so as to deliver the desired product. More broadly, our research programs are vibrant in support of our Advanced SCLAIRTECH, gas phase LL/HDPE and high pressure LDPE process platforms, and are targeted to:
improving asset operating efficiencies
innovating processes that enable commercialization of new catalyst developments
developing models and process operating conditions which will allow the cost effective scale up and manufacture of value added products for our customers.
Strength in catalysis is a core competency at NOVA Chemicals. Examples of our success include the commercialization of the NOVACAT® family of catalysts for the gas phase polyethylene process, enabling substantial production rate improvements while maintaining product quality and performance, and the development and commercialization of a proprietary single-site catalyst used to produce our unique SURPASS® product family. We maintain an active catalyst research and development portfolio, continuously working to improve efficiencies, quality and operability in our olefins and polyethylene process technologies, and to deliver innovative polyethylene product architectures to the marketplace.