Dow, Grace develop new catalysts polypropylene production

Dow, Grace to develop new catalysts for polypropylene production

4:19 AM, 3rd April 2012
Dow, Grace to develop new catalysts for polypropylene production

COLUMBIA, US: WR Grace & Co has entered into an agreement with Dow Chemicals to develop new catalysts for polypropylene production. The catalysts uses one of Dow’s non-phthalate internal donor technologies and Grace proprietary catalyst expertise, will be sold by Grace under the HYAMPP brand. HYAMPP enable producers to make resins that improve the performance of plastics, including better clarity, stiffness and impact strength. Commercial production of the new catalysts will begin in 2012.

“Dow is continuously strengthening our ability to bring enhanced technology to the polypropylene market. This agreement broadens Dow’s reach in the polypropylene industry and aids manufacturers in their quest to meet increasing global demand for premium, value-added polypropylene products,” said Tracy Cleckler, Global Commercial Director, Licensing and Catalysts, Dow.

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