Chevron Phillips dedicates new polyethylene plant in Bartlesville
BARTLESVILLE, Okla. — Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP dedicated a new state-of-the-art Marlex polyethylene pilot plant at its research and technology facility in Bartlesville on Wednesday.
The pilot plant enables polyethylene research, such as new catalyst and polymer development, to take place on a pilot scale prior to implementation in full-scale operations, including the company’s $6 billion investment along the Texas Gulf Coast expected to start up next year, according to a company press release.
Utilizing Chevron Phillips’ premier MarTECH polyethylene technology, the new unit will support customers from around the world from concept to commercialization, enabling companies the opportunity to go to the marketplace following proven polyethylene research.
Groundbreaking of the new Bartlesville facility began in May 2015. The new facility replaces an aged plant that achieved prominence in the 1950s when two Phillips 66 chemists discovered polyethylene. Construction of the plan was expected to be finalized in 2017.
Bartlesville is the only location where Chevron Phillips has made current plans for this type of plant. Check for Chevron Phillips Chemical Company jobs here.