Grace licenses UNIPOL process technology Canada firm

Grace licenses UNIPOL technology to firm in Canada

9:50 AM, 28th July 2017
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COLUMBIA, US: W R Grace & Co (GRA) has contracted to license its UNIPOL PP process technology to Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation (CKPC), a 50/50 joint venture between Pembina Pipeline Corporation (PBA) of Canada and Petrochemical Industries Company KSC of Kuwait.

The new installation will be part of CKPC's proposed integrated propane dehydrogenation/PP facility located in Sturgeon County, Alberta. If built, the PP line would be the world's largest single train, capable of producing 550,000 metric tons per year of PP, including homopolymer, random copolymer, and impact copolymer thermoplastic resins.

Grace's all gas-phase UNIPOL PP process technology provides the most advanced and broadest range of homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers in the industry. As the simplest of all PP process technologies, with fewer moving parts and less equipment than any alternative, its reliable, stable, and predictable operation lead to lower capital, operating, and maintenance costs.

"We selected Grace's UNIPOL PP process technology because of its demonstrated success worldwide. It offers a broad product capability in large volume, general purpose PP products, as well as speciality products," said Hosnia Hashim, chairperson, CKPC.

"Grace is proud to have been selected for this significant contract with CKPC. Our industry-leading process technology and catalysts technologies combine to provide our customer unparalleled flexibility to deliver the resins that are in highest demand," added Al Beninati, president of Grace's speciality catalysts business segment.

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