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GAIL’s first UNIPOL polyethylene process line starts operations

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

In a step toward realising the 'Make in India' initiative of the Government of India, GAIL (India) Limited has successfully started its first UNIPOL™ polyethylene (PE) process line with the capacity to produce 400 000 tpy of PE. The total production capacity of GAIL’s petrochemical plant at Pata, UP, is 810 000 tpy.

GAIL’s flexible high density polyethylene (HDPE)/linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant provides access to a full range of resin applications, which will allow GAIL and its customers to capture new market opportunities as PE market demands are changing.

The new process line gives GAIL the platform to expand its PE product capabilities, providing Indian PE converters with the high quality, domestically produced resin products needed for large-volume markets as well as advanced performance applications.

The introduction of UNIPOL™ PE resin products in the Indian market has started receiving positive feedback from customers. GAIL’s team at the project site appreciated the US-based Univation Technologies team for providing good support to the project from commissioning through startup of the new plant.

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