While our heritage was in polyethylene
catalysts, a series of acquisitions, partnerships, and investments rapidly expanded our offerings across the
polyolefin technology spectrum.
In 2013, Grace acquired Dow’s UNIPOL® Polypropylene Process Technology, a
proprietary gas phase PP process technology for the production of a broad range
of polypropylene products. Our UNIPOL® PP licensing and
catalyst business includes UNIPOL UNIPPAC™ Advanced Process Control software.
In 2016, we acquired the BASF Polyolefin Catalysts business, including
LYNX® PP and PE catalysts. These catalysts allow producers to realize the productivity advantages of
greater plant throughput and polymer differentiation across the entire range of
In 2018, Grace acquired Albemarle’s Polyolefin Catalysts business, which includes custom-manufactured single-site catalysts, metallocenes, activators, and a comprehensive series of highly optimized Ziegler-Natta catalysts for PE production.
With each acquisition, Grace’s industry-leading R&D,
scale-up, and commercial manufacturing capabilities have been strengthened.