COLUMBIA, Md., July 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has licensed its UNIPOL® PP Process Technology to Nayara Energy.
Located at the Vadinar Refinery in Gujarat, India, the new, world-scale capacity UNIPOL® PP facility will utilize 450 KTA of propylene feedstock. Nayara Energy intends to produce phthalate-free homopolymer products for the Indian market using the most advanced PP process and catalysts technology available.
Grace's all gas-phase UNIPOL® PP Process Technology provides the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers in the industry. This process technology, without any moving parts inside of the reactor and requiring less equipment than any alternative, is a reliable, safe, and stable operation that leads to lower capital, operating, and maintenance costs.
Sergey Denisov, Nayara Energy's Chief Development Officer said, "Investing in the UNIPOL® PP process technology gives us the ability to make a broad range of phthalate-free products for our customers. As the demand for these advanced PP products increases in the region, Nayara Energy wants to ensure that it is using the most up-to-date, reliable, and cost-effective technology to meet our customer's needs."
Laura Schwinn, President, Grace's Specialty Catalysts business, said, "Grace is excited to partner with Nayara Energy. We are confident that the wide range of homo-, random-, and impact copolymer products, combined with our non-phthalate CONSISTA® catalysts, will give Nayara Energy the edge it is seeking in the polypropylene resin marketplace."
Visit Grace's website for more information about Grace polyolefin catalysts and process technology.
About Grace's UNIPOL® PP Process Technology
Grace is the leading supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and has the broadest portfolio of polyolefin catalyst technologies of any independent polyethylene/polypropylene catalyst producer. Grace is an industry leader in offering UNIPOL® PP Process Technology, 6th Generation non-phthalate CONSISTA® catalysts and donors, and UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control software.
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company's two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. With approximately 3,900 employees, Grace operates and/or sells to customers in over 70 countries. More information about Grace is available at grace.com.
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