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GAIL successfully produces metallocene polyethylene

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

GAIL (India) Ltd has successfully produced metallocene linear-low density polyethylene (mLLDPE) on its 400 000 tpy UNIPOLTM PE Reactor line located in Pata, Uttar Pradesh, India on 17th January 2019.

GAIL’s mLLDPE resin products are well-suited for a wide-range of metallocene-based film structures that require advantaged performance – particularly important for applications such as stretch wrap films, agricultural films and food packaging films. GAIL’s mLLDPE product – offered under the brand name G-Lene – has been very well received by GAIL’s convertor customers as meeting all operating expectations while exceeding film performance expectations.

Dr Steven F. Stanley, President of Univation Technologies, stated, “We celebrate with GAIL on reaching this important achievement as the first Metallocene PE producer in India. Our XCATTM metallocene PE technology provides GAIL with the ideal platform to satisfy a range of high-performance film applications requiring superior puncture and tear resistance, while also allowing for significant down-gauging opportunities – a key sustainability benefit for the Indian market.”

“Demand for metallocene polyethylene resins provides significant growth opportunities within the Indian PE market, particularly for higher-end applications that require metallocene’s superior film performance attributes which are unmatched by conventional polyethylene resins,” stated Mr B. C. Tripathi, Chairman and Managing Director, GAIL. “Univation’s Metallocene technology combined with the UNIPOL PE Process provides GAIL with the right solutions to deliver consistent metallocene resins that meet or exceed the performance requirements of our metallocene PE customers throughout the Indian market. This move of GAIL shall promote ‘Make in India’ and shall help potential forex savings of over US$100 million annually for India, as per initial estimates.”

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