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Co-hosted by the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (CIESC)
& Townsend Solutions

IOPC 2018 Registration & Lodging
See highlights from IOPC 2017 here


March 2018
Ningbo China​​


IOPC 2018:  Technology Convergence of Feedstock, Polymerization and Fabrication

Townsend Solutions (TS) and The Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China (CIESC) are co-organizing the 2018 International Olefin and Polyolefin Conference (IOPC) held in Ningbo China, March 21-22, 2018.  This invitation to participate is extended to you and your colleagues. In addition, there will be a separate one-day specially designed polyolefin technology workshop on March 20.  Technology Convergence of Feedstock, Polymerization, and Fabrication.

The theme of the conference is “Technology Convergence of Feedstock, Polymerization, and Fabrication.” There is an upheaval in the supply/demand dynamics of the global polyolefin industry, due to a complex interplay of products derived from the boom of North American shale gas with fluctuating oil prices, regional supply and demand imbalances, and price volatility along the chain. There will be a shift in the global order, perhaps more remarkable since the inception of linear polyethylenes andpolypropylenes from the 1950s. Key players are putting plans in place to cope with these changes.

Topics covered will include: conversion of methane to ethylene, methanol-to-olefins (MTO), propylene dehydrogenation (PDH), alpha-olefin catalysts, polyolefin catalysts, catalysts business, new polymerization process developments, specialty product development, and bioplastics.

Our speakers are internationally-renowned experts from both academia and petrochemical industry, hailing from domestic and overseas locations. It is a sterling cast.

  • W.R. Grace, USA
  • University of Science and Technology of China
  • Univation, USA 
  • Townsend Solutions, USA
  • Sinopec Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Company (ZRCC)
  • Sinopec Ningbo Engineering Co., Ltd 
  • Sinopec Group
  • Sinopec Economics & Development Research Institute
  • Sinopec Catalyst Co., Ltd. Beijing AUDA Division
  • Sinopec Beijing Yanshan Company
  • Sinopec Beijing Research Institute of Chemical Industry
  • Shenhua (Beijing) New Materials Company
  • Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry 
  • Shandong Longzhong Information Technology Co., Ltd. 
  • Shandong Dawn Polymer
  • Novolen, GERMANY
  • Ningbo University of Technology
  • Maire Tecnimont SpA, Italy
  • LyondellBasell, USA
  • Korean Bioplastics Association, Korea 
  • KBR, USA
  • ExxonMobil R&D, Baytown, Texas, USA
  • ExxonMobil AP R&D
  • East China University of Science and Technology
  • Dow Chemical, USA
  • Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP)
  • CNPC Petrochemical Research Institute
  • Clariant Corporation, Switzerland
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry
  • CBI Lummus, USA
  • Beijing University of Chemical Technology

For more information on the latest technology innovations for olefins and polyolefins, or to learn more about the CIOPC forum contact Cliff Lee at +1 281-582-0155 or [email protected] .
These changes are occurring across the entire polyolefin value chain, from feedstock, to polymerization, and fabrication. The conference will focus on the
critical role of technology in the differentiation of first-tier suppliers from the rest of the pack. These technological advancements ultimately will determine profitability.

The 2018 International Olefin and Polyolefin Conference is designed as a forum to discuss the significant technological advancements. The first day is a general session, where industry leaders will address key issues, including a “new order” that is emerging. The second day has three concurrent tracks or sessions;  feedstock, polymerization and differentiated products.

March 2018
Ningbo China​​