We hold the autoclave technology that has its roots in the heritage ICI process developed to manufacture polyethylene, which ICI created in the 1930s. ICI then partnered with ECI Group’s subsidiary company Simon Carves for over five decades to deliver more than 67 operating reactor lines around the world.
The ECI Group design of the technology offers significant improvements over the ICI original and is optimised to make use of modern materials, design techniques, standards and industry best practices for construction, operation and maintenance.
The ICI original was a first – and with our upgraded version the technology is still setting the world standard.
The ECI Group design is capable of producing Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Ethylene n-Butyl Acrylate (EnBA) and a range of other acrylate and acid copolymers. The base autoclave design is also capable of increased production using ECI’s proprietary High-Conversion Autoclave Reactor Extension (HARE™) technology, which can be incorporated during the new-build phase or retrofitted at a later date with minimal plant modification.
Engineers and Constructors International, Inc.
Simon Carves Engineering Ltd.