Pavilion Technologies

March 08, 2005 09:01 ET

SAMSUNG TOTAL Petrochemicals Selects Pavilion Technologies' Polymer Solution; Pavilion Enables Polyolefin Leader to Meet China's Growing Demand for Polypropylene


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MARCH 8, 2005 - 09:01 ET

SAMSUNG TOTAL Petrochemicals Selects Pavilion
Technologies' Polymer Solution; Pavilion Enables
Polyolefin Leader to Meet China's Growing Demand for
Polypropylene

AUSTIN, Texas--(CCNMatthews - Mar 8, 2005) -

Pavilion Technologies, a world leader in advanced process control (APC)
and environmental compliance solutions, announced today that SAMSUNG
TOTAL Petrochemicals Co. will deploy Pavilion's polymer APC solution on
its A-Train polypropylene line at the company's Daesan, Korea
manufacturing facility. This train is based upon Mitsui's Hypol I
process technology. Pavilion's solution will enable SAMSUNG TOTAL to
increase production, enhance product quality, and reduce variable costs.
This marks the fourth major polyolefin producer in the last four months
to select Pavilion's advanced process control solution.

"No other company has a greater depth of experience or proven track
record of delivering benefits from advanced process control solutions in
polyolefins than Pavilion," said Stephen Cornell, Executive Vice
President of SAMSUNG TOTAL. "This experience, combined with the
effectiveness of the technology, will enable SAMSUNG TOTAL to meet
growing demand for polypropylene in the Chinese market."

China is a primary market for SAMSUNG TOTAL's Daesan facility, which is
strategically located 400 kilometers from China's Shandong region. The
expected increase in market growth in China, the global demand for new
materials, and the rising cost of raw materials make the deployment of
APC an industry necessity.

"For more than eight years, Pavilion's solutions have consistently
helped polyolefin leaders meet two major industry objectives
simultaneously -- continuously drive down costs and meet customer
demands," said Pavilion CEO Ralph Carter. "We are proud to positively
impact our customers' bottom line and are honored to partner with
SAMSUNG TOTAL, a recognized leader in the region."

SAMSUNG TOTAL will deploy Pavilion's polymer APC application suite to
enhance control of the reactor, extruder and transition process.
Deployed on every major process technology and on all major catalyst
types, Pavilion APC solutions have an unrivaled track record of superior
performance.

Based on Pavilion's ValueFirst benefits estimate, SAMSUNG TOTAL expects
a return on their investment (ROI) within 12 months based on the
following primary benefits:

-- Improved first pass prime production

-- Enhanced prime product consistency, and

-- Decreased catalyst, co-monomer consumption.

Pavilion's polymer solution has generated production rate increases,
quality improvements and reduced transition times across 61
polypropylene and polyethylene lines and more than 80 reactors worldwide.

About SAMSUNG TOTAL Petrochemicals Co. (www.samsungtotal.com)

Formed in 2004 as a joint venture of Samsung General Chemicals Co. and
Total SA, SAMSUNG TOTAL Petrochemicals Co. is strengthening
competitiveness by offering top quality products and unique services.
Taking this approach, the company is determined to grow and prosper
along with the customer. SAMSUNG TOTAL operates a large petrochemical
complex, consisting of 14 separate plants, at Daesan, in Korea's
Chungnam Province. Output ranges from olefins to polyolefins
(polypropylene, polyethylene, etc.), base petrochemicals (styrene
monomer, etc.), byproduct fuels, solvents and other downstream
petrochemicals used in everyday life.

About Pavilion Technologies (www.pavtech.com)

Pavilion Technologies is the leading developer of advanced process
control (APC) and environmental compliance solutions. Pavilion's
ValueFirst™ customer relationship methodology aligns the company's
people, products and processes to deliver rapid and recurring value for
their customers. More than 350 leading companies worldwide, including
BP, Eastman Chemicals, Fonterra, Nestle, TOTAL Petrochemicals and
Weyerhaeuser depend on Pavilion's solutions to increase yield, enhance
product quality, reduce variable costs and achieve environmental
compliance each day. Pavilion Technologies is a privately held company
based in Austin, Texas, with offices serving every region of the world.
More information available from www.pavtech.com.

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Contact Information

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    Pavilion Technologies, Austin
    Angie Goertz, 512-438-1585
    email: agoertz@pavtech.com
    or
    TateAustin, Austin
    Brad Mays, 512-344-2016
    email: bmays@tateaustin.com