South Korea: Polypropylene Production Grace Licenses PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical in South Korea

Editor: Alexander Stark

The supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology Grace, has contracted to license its Unipol PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical for a new PP production facility in Daesan, South Korea. With a capacity of 400 kilotons per year, the PP line is expected to begin operations in 2021.

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Grace's gas-phase Unipol PP Process Technology provides the an advanced and broade range of PP homopolymers and copolymers.
Grace's gas-phase Unipol PP Process Technology provides the an advanced and broade range of PP homopolymers and copolymers.
(Source: Grace)

Columbia/USA — Hanwha Total Petrochemical is a 50/50 joint venture between Hanwha General Chemicals and Total. The joint venture’s Daesan petrochemical complex consists of 13 separate plants, producing polymers, base chemicals, and oil products.

According to the supplier, the gas-phase Unipol PP Process Technology provides an advanced and broad range of PP homopolymers and copolymers. As a simple PP process technologies, with fewer moving parts and less equipment than alternatives, its reliable, stable, and predictable operation leads to lower capital investment cost as well as lower operating and maintenance costs, the company claims. Yu Byungchang, Vice President of Hanwha Total Petrochemical, said that this PP process and Consista catalyst systems would meet their strict requirements for quality and value.

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