India: Plant Engineering GAIL Selects Grace’s Technology for Polypropylene Facility

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GAIL will utilize Grace’s Unipol PP process technology for its 60 KTA polypropylene plant situated at its existing petrochemical complex in Pata, India. The technology contract also includes a catalyst supply agreement which will be used by GAIL to produce a variety of copolymer resins.

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The Unipol PP process technology will be used for a 60 KTA polypropylene plant located at their existing petrochemical complex in Pata, India.
The Unipol PP process technology will be used for a 60 KTA polypropylene plant located at their existing petrochemical complex in Pata, India.
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Columbia/USA – W. R. Grace & Co., the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has licensed its Unipol PP Process Technology to GAIL (India).

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

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.”

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Grace's all gas-phase Unipol PP Process 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 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.

“We are thrilled that GAIL has chosen our Unipol PP Process Technology,” Laura Schwinn, President of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business, said. 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.”

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