Lummus Technology offers the proven and innovative Versalis/Lummus Technology technologies for the production of cumene and phenol. The cumene process uses Versalis' highly active, selective, and robust PBE-1 zeolite catalyst for the alkylation of benzene with propylene to produce high purity cumene.
The phenol process is based on the oxidation of cumene to cumene hydroperoxide and its subsequent decomposition to phenol and acetone, which offers greater safety, higher yields and better operability than competing processes.
Lummus Technology offers the phosgene-free Versalis/Lummus Technology processes for the production of dimethyl carbonate (DMC) and diphenyl carbonate (DPC). DMC is an intermediate used in polycarbonates (via DPC), lubricants, solvents, fuel additives, and other products. DPC is used to make polycarbonates.