According to a press release, Burckhardt Compression has signed several contracts with plants in China. The company will equip three production lines for synthetics with its hyper compressors. Each of the three petrochemical mega-plants will have an output of 300 to 400 kilotons per year. EVA (ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymers) and LDPE (low-density polyethylene) will be produced. These products are used for articles such as threaded caps and protective packaging, plastic films for the agricultural and horticultural industries, cable sheathing and floor coverings.
According to Burckhardt Compression, the production of EVA and LDPE is technically highly demanding and requires hyper compressors as key components. They compress ethylene with discharge pressure of up to 3,500 bar and an installed power of up to 30,000 kW. Burckhardt Compression is “one of the very few companies that manufacture these complex compressors.”