SKILLMAN, N.J. - Borealis A/S, Europe's largest producer of polyolefins, concluded a full-scale production run of its proprietary, single-site metallocene catalysts in December, and is expected to provide details of its trial run at the Metallocenes '96 Congress in Dusseldorf, Germany, March 6-7. Borealis said it has produced several hundred tons of medium density polyethylene at its Ronningen, Norway, slurry loop reactor, using metallocene catalysts.
Besides information on Borealis' trial run with metallocene catalysts, the Metallocene '96 congress is expecting:
Union Carbide Corp. of Danbury, Conn., to deliver its first paper on its recently introduced family of PE resins based on metallocene catalyst technology.
Hoechst AG of Frankfurt, Germany, and BASF AG of Ludwigshafen, Germany, to present papers on the properties and applications of isotactic polypropylene resins they produced in 1995.
Additional papers to be delivered by Dow Chemical Co. and Exxon Chemical Europe Inc., two leaders in metallocene catalyst research, and papers from catalyst researchers Walter Kaminsky of the University of Hamburg and Kazuo Soga, of the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Other speakers include representatives from polymer processing machinery and polymer additive companies.
The conference is sponsored by Schotland Business Research Inc. of Skillman, N.J. Tel. (609) 466-9191; fax (609) 466-8833. The cost is $1,045 before Feb. 16.