Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of specialty chemicals.
Our 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.
Through customer-driven innovation, strategic acquisitions, flexible worldwide manufacturing, and the talent of our people, we maintain strong strategic positions and unmatched customer relationships with many of the world’s best companies. Over 80 percent of our sales were in segments where we are #1 or #2.
Grace is committed to delivering value, safely and sustainably, to customers, to shareholders, and to the communities in which we operate.
No. 1 World Market Share
- FCC catalysts
- Independent polypropylene process technology licensing
- Polyolefin catalysts
- Specialty silica gel
* 2019 Sales
** Unconsolidated ART® Hydroprocessing Catalysts joint venture
Grace’s worldwide polyolefin catalysts and process technology licensing business has assumed a global leadership position over the past decade. We offer our world-class customers the broadest and most technically advanced portfolio of polyolefin catalysts technologies that enable them to produce high-value, in-demand resins
- Polypropylene Catalysts
- Polypropylene Process Technology Licensing
- Polyethylene Catalysts
- Chemical Catalysts
ART® Hydroprocessing Catalysts
Our ART® Hydroprocessing catalysts technologies, provided through our joint venture with Chevron, are in high demand as the world moves to cleaner-burning fuels. A world-scale, state-of-the-art hydroprocessing catalysts manufacturing facility in our Lake Charles, LA complex opened in 2020.
FCC Catalysts and Additives
A global leader in specialty silica, our Materials Technologies business delivers silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials to world-class companies to improve their products and processes. Grace will open a new, state-of-the-art colloidal silica plant in 2020 at our manufacturing and R&D center in Worms, Germany
An Investor Perspective and Our Financial Reporting Segments
As a public company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:GRA), W. R. Grace & Co. reports its financial performance through two business segments:
- Grace Catalysts Technologies, which includes Specialty Catalysts (polyolefin catalysts and licensing), and Refining Technologies, (both our FCC and ART joint venture businesses); and
- Grace Materials Technologies, which includes specialty materials, including silica- and silica-alumina-based materials, used in consumer/pharma, coatings, and chemical process applications.