India: 500 KTA Polypropylene Plant Gail Selects Grace’s Process Technology for India’s First PDH, PP Unit

Editor: Ahlam Rais

Grace has licensed its Unipol PP process technology to Gail for the first PDH and PP plant in India. The technology enhances the lifetime performance of the plant and also provides the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers in the industry.

Related Companies

The 500 KTA polypropylene plant, located in Usar, Maharastra, India, will be the first PDH and PP plant in India.
The 500 KTA polypropylene plant, located in Usar, Maharastra, India, will be the first PDH and PP plant in India.
(Source: ©Sergey Ryzhov - stock.adobe.com)

Columbia/USA – W. R. Grace & Co. has licensed its Unipol PP process technology to Gail (India), India’s principal gas transmission and marketing company under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

The 500 KTA polypropylene plant, located in Usar, Maharastra, India, will be the first PDH and PP plant in India. It is also the largest single-line Unipol PP process technology capacity that Grace has licensed in India.

This is Gail’s second Unipol PP process technology license, continuing to show the confidence in Grace to deliver value even through the Covid-19 pandemic.

PROCESS Insights 2020-02
Outlook for the Polypropylene Market - Why imports to China will go down dramatically

With a market size of over 75 million tons annually, Polypropylene is a cornerstone of many industries worldwide. Nevertheless, it is facing considerable challenges in the future.

This Expert Insight will discuss the development of the Polypropylene market over the coming years with consideration of the unexpected impact of the Corona virus, the downturn of the automotive industry and the ban of single use plastics on the on the PP market and on planned PP projects.


Laura Schwinn, President of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business said, “We are honored to be the technology of choice for the first PDH-PP plant in India. We know that our Unipol PP Process Technology and our catalysts will provide Gail with the edge they are looking for in the Indian market. We are committed to their success through the services and solutions that we offer for the lifetime of the plant and we look forward to seeing their business grow and flourish in the years to come.”

Grace's all gas-phase Unipol PP process technology delivers technology, innovation, and services for plant lifetime performance. The versatile process technology provides the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers in the industry.

The Unipol PP process technology is a state-of-the-art engineering technology that achieves mechanical and operational simplicity and delivers leading 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.

(ID:47651035)