Polyethylene (PE) is a thermoplastic polymer made by polymerization of ethylene. It is used in a wide variety of applications where blow molding, injection molding or extrusion coating can be applied. Polyethylene is the most common polymer and is produced on a multi-million ton scale annually.

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Evonik’s unique Catylen® S portfolio enables our customers to produce Ziegler type catalysts suitable for slurry phase polyethylene processes.

Our Catylen® S family provides a financially advantageous alternative to the MgCl2 /Ethanol based Ziegler catalyst route for the production of commodity as well as specialty PE grades. Evonik’s expertise in producing specific Catylen® S 100 and S 200 grades based on customer needs allows the manufacturing of tailor-made Ziegler catalysts for the production of a variety of PE grades, such as ultra high molecular weight PE (UHMWPE), HDPE and MDPE.

We now offers purification adsorbents and bed supports for polyethylene applications, such as:

  • Purification adsorbents for polyethylene manufacturing process streams (Dynocel® series)
  • HDPE purification alumina (Polycel product)
  • Bed support (Durocel® series)

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