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Grace licenses technology to CKPC

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W. R. Grace & Co. has contracted to license its UNIPOL® PP Process Technology to Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corp. (CKPC).

CKPC is a 50/50 joint venture (JV) between Pembina Pipeline Corp. and Petrochemical Industries Co. K.S.C.

The new installation will be part of CKPC's proposed integrated propane dehydrogenation/polypropylene (PP) facility located in Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada.

The PP line is set to be the world's largest single train, capable of producing 550 000 tpy of PP, including homopolymer, random copolymer, and impact copolymer thermoplastic resins.

CKPC's Chairperson, Hosnia Hashim, said: "We selected Grace's UNIPOL PP Process Technology because of its demonstrated success worldwide. It offers a broad product capability in large volume, general purpose PP products, as well as specialty products."

Al Beninati, President of Grace's Specialty Catalysts business segment, added: "Grace is proud to have been selected for this significant contract with CKPC. Our industry-leading process technology and catalysts technologies combine to provide our customer unparalleled flexibility to deliver the resins that are in highest demand."

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