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Grace Licenses UNIPOL PP Process Technology to GAIL (India) Ltd.

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

W. R. Grace & Co., an independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has licensed its UNIPOL® PP Process Technology to GAIL (India) Ltd.

The UNIPOL PP process technology will be used for a 60 000 tpy polypropylene plant located at their existing petrochemical complex in Pata, India.

Mr Shri M. V. Iyer, Director of Business Development, said: “We are excited to partner with Grace and their UNIPOL PP Process Technology at our existing gas cracker complex in Pata, India. The total project economics, which included a catalyst supply agreement, made this an easy choice for us. We plan to produce a variety of homo-, random, and impact- copolymer resins using our existing propylene supply.”

“We are thrilled that GAIL has chosen our UNIPOL PP Process Technology,” said Laura Schwinn, President of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business. Schwinn added: “Our UNIPOL PP Process Technology, our catalysts, and our global technical services team will provide GAIL with the ability to produce leading products and help them meet the growing demands for non-phthalate resins in the market.”

Grace claims that the technology achieves mechanical and operational simplicity and delivers total installed cost and operating expense, accelerated project schedules, fast startups, grade transitions, and business results. The process technology, coupled with Grace’s proprietary catalyst and donor systems and the UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control System, allows for maximum performance.

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