COLUMBIA, Md., April 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – WR Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), the leading independent provider of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has licensed its UNIPOL® PP process technology to the new MTO Gas Chemical Complex in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan to participate in engineering. The plant for UNIPOL® PP technology is expected to go into operation by 2025 and include a reactor line capable of producing 257 kTA polypropylene.
Enter Engineering Pte. Ltd., one of the largest construction companies in the region, will act as licensee on behalf of JV Jizzakh Petroleum LLC, which will own and operate the Gas Chemical Complex.
Grace’s UNIPOL® PP gas phase process technology provides technology, innovation and service for the life of the facility. The versatile process technology offers the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers in the industry. The UNIPOL® PP technology process is a cutting-edge engineering technology that achieves mechanical and operational simplicity and delivers leading total and operating costs, accelerated project schedules, quick starts, class transitions and business results. The process technology, in conjunction with the catalyst and donor systems developed by Grace and the UNIPOL UNIPPAC® process control software, enables maximum performance.
“We welcome Enter Engineering and Jizzakh Petroleum to the UNIPOL® PP technology family and are excited to bring our first UNIPOL® PP process technology to market in Uzbekistan,” said Laura Schwinn, president of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts division. Schwinn added: “We are committed to your success and our team of experts is ready to support this project for years – from construction to ongoing operations to optimization. We look forward to Jizzakh Petroleum becoming the leading supplier of polypropylene resins in the region. “
All licensees of UNIPOL® PP technology can take advantage of Grace’s PPartner Program ™, which provides continuous process and product improvements, access to global technical services, catalyst development updates and ongoing support for the life of the plant.
For more information on Grace’s polyolefin catalysts and process technology, please visit Grace’s website.
About Grace’s UNIPOL® PP process technology
Grace is the leading provider of polyolefin catalyst technology and has the broadest portfolio of polyolefin catalyst technologies of any independent polyethylene / polypropylene catalyst manufacturer. 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. UNIPOL® and UNIPOL UNIPPAC® are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company or one of Dow’s affiliates. WR Grace & Co.-Conn. and / or its affiliates are licensed to use the UNIPOL® and UNIPOL UNIPPAC® brands in the field of polypropylene.
Based on talent, technology and trust, Grace is a global leader in catalysts and engineering materials. The company’s two industry-leading businesses – Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies – provide innovative products, technologies and services that improve the products and processes of our customers around the world. With around 3,900 employees, Grace operates and / or sells to customers in over 70 countries. For more information on Grace, please visit grace.com.
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