In the process, low hydrocarbons generated in the oil refinery are subjected to cross alkane metathesis catalysis with high density polyethylene (HDPE), low density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) including plastic bottles, waste plastic film and plastic bags etc., at 150 – 200 °C, selectivity can be directed towards diesel C9-C22 alkanes or narrow molecular weight distribution polyethylene wax.

CAS news release, June 20, 2016