Grace Catalysts Technologies
Grace Catalysts Technologies
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace catalysts improve the products and processes of its customer partners around the world. Grace Catalysts Technologies is the global leader in process catalysts, developing and manufacturing catalysts and related technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. Refining Technologies, Specialty Catalysts and the Advanced Refining Technologies joint venture are managed in this segment, as is the UNIPOL® Polypropylene Licensing and Catalysts business.
Manufacturing excellence and industry leading technical service have made Grace the world's leading supplier of FCC catalyst and additives. Grace is dedicated to helping refiners achieve success with innovative catalytic solutions. Refineries stay competitive with Grace FCC technology because they can maximise the yield of the most valuable products through use of the optimal catalyst for their crude slate.
Understanding feed impacts earlier allows the refiner to optimise operating parameters and catalyst management strategies for a more stable and profitable operation. Grace developed the ACHIEVE® FCC catalyst technology specifically to meet the challenges of opportunity feeds. The ACHIEVE® 400 catalyst is designed to increase production of butylenes. MIDAS® FCC catalysts are Grace’s high matrix catalysts with proven success for deep conversion of resid. The MIDAS® Gold catalyst is a high activity formulation that delivers superior coke-selective bottoms upgrading.
Advanced Refining Technologies (ART)
Chevron and Grace joined together in 2001 to form Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), with goals based on the values of our parents: technology expertise, world-class research and development, global manufacturing footprint, and a complete portfolio of hydroprocessing catalysts designed to meet the challenges of today’s refiners. ART combines Grace’s material science, manufacturing, marketing and sales strength with Chevron’s extensive experience operating its own refineries and leadership in technology, design and process licensing.
Early in 2013 ART fulfilled its vision of offering a complete portfolio of hydroprocessing catalysts when it signed an agreement with CLG giving ART the exclusive right to sell CLG's hydrocracking and lubes hydroprocessing catalysts to CLG's licensees and other petroleum refiners for unit refills. The agreement streamlines hydroprocessing catalyst supply and improves technical service for refining customers by establishing ART as the single point of contact for all hydroprocessing catalyst needs. In 2015, ART will launch new products within ICR® catalyst systems for hydrocracking and fixed-bed resid hydrotreating, as well as in its SmART Catalyst System® for ultra-low sulfur diesel production.
Grace provides catalyst systems and supports for polyethylene and polypropylene process technologies. Grace has a unique position as the only company currently supplying a complete portfolio of polyolefin catalyst systems including, silica and magnesium based support systems, metallocene components, key raw materials and intermediates, and finished Chromium, Ziegler Natta and SSC catalysts for essentially all polypropylene and polyethylene process platforms and applications.
In December 2013, Grace acquired UNIPOL® PP Licensing & Catalysts, a proprietary gas phase polypropylene process technology for the production of a broad range of polypropylene products, from the Dow Chemical Company. The UNIPOL® licensing and catalysts systems business offers the industry-leading UNIPOL® PP Process Technology, which includes the advanced process control UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control software, SHAC® Catalysts Systems, and 6th Generation non-phthalate CONSISTA® Catalysts Systems.
- ART® Hydroprocessing Catalysts
- Biofuels Catalysts
- Catalyst Carriers and Binders
- Chemical Catalysts
- FCC Additives
- FCC Catalysts
- Petrochemical and Natural Gas Adsorbents
- Polyolefin Catalysts
- UNIPOL® Polypropylene Process Technology
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