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Oriental Energy selects W.R. Grace & Co.’s technology

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace), an independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology, polypropylene (PP) process technology, and technology services, has licensed its UNIPOL® PP process technology to Oriental Energy for its plant in Maoming, China. This is Oriental Energy’s fifth polypropylene line, and its fourth using Grace’s UNIPOL® PP process technology with a production capacity of 400 kT/yr.

Oriental Energy currently has one of the largest UNIPOL PP operating capacities in China, and there are plans to build additional polypropylene lines at the company’s sites in Ningbo and Maoming in the years to come.

UNIPOL PP technology provides licensees with a competitive advantage, allowing them to successfully participate in today’s highly competitive global polypropylene market. The technology family, with over 100 reactor lines licensed worldwide, manufactures a broad range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers in the industry with a choice of close to 300 standard grades.

Product and economic performance is derived from the unique combination of Grace’s proprietary UNIPOL PP process technology, CONSISTA® catalyst and donor systems, UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control System, and ongoing global technical service & support.

The technology is an all gas-phase, engineering design that provides mechanical and operational simplicity and delivers lower total installed cost, lower operating expense, accelerated project schedules, rapid start-ups and efficient product transitions.

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