China: Polypropylene Processing Grace to License PP Process Technology to Dongguan Grand Resources
W. R. Grace in the fourth quarter of 2016 contracted to license its Unipol PP process technology to Dongguan Grand Resource Science & Technology.
Columbia/USA — The installations will be made at the company’s facility in Dongguan, Guangzhou province, China, and are expected to begin operations in 2019 using Grace’s leading non-phthalate Consista PP catalysts.
Dongguan Grand Resource’s new facility will produce a total of 600 kilotons per year of homopolymer thermoplastic resins in dual reactor lines. The project represents the 20th and 21st reactor line licenses for this product in China. Unipol process technology is an all gas-phase technology which allows the production of homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers.