ORLEN Unipetrol has installed two new rectification production columns in the Litvínov Chempark. The refining and petrochemical group is preparing for the launch of its new product, dicyclopentadiene (DCPD). The completion of the DCPD production unit at the Litvinov plant is scheduled for 1H 2022. The new columns will distill the final product to the required purity during the production process.
The technology was developed by ORLENUnipetrol researchers in cooperation with the University of Chemical Technology in Prague. The product will have a wide range of applications in the automotive, construction, electrical engineering, medical and pharmaceutical industries. The investment in the construction of the new production unit amounts to CZK 831m.