COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace) the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) technology, has received a commitment from PT Kilang Pertamina International (PT KPI) to use Grace’s UNIPOL® PP technology, which is part of its larger initiative, the Trans-Pacific Petrochemical Indotama (TPPI) Olefin Complex Development Project in Indonesia. This project will empower PT KPI to increase refinery and polyolefin capacity by addressing the gap between strong demand growth of petrochemicals and the shortage in domestic production capacity.
The 600 KTA polypropylene plant will be designed to produce homopolymers, random and impact copolymers to cover domestic and international market needs.
Laura Schwinn, President of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business said, “We thank PT KPI for trusting Grace UNIPOL® PP technology to deliver the technology, innovation and services that PT KPI will use to grow and enhance the polymer market in Indonesia and beyond. As a member of the UNIPOL® PP technology global community, through the PPartner Program™, they can gain access to services and knowledge for the lifetime of the plant to enhance efficiency and performance.”
About Grace’s UNIPOL® PP Technology
UNIPOL® PP technology provides licensees with a competitive advantage, allowing them to successfully participate in today’s highly competitive global polypropylene market. The UNIPOL® PP technology family, with over 100 reactor lines licensed worldwide, manufacture the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers in the industry with a choice of close to 300 standard grades.
Product and economic performance is derived from the unique combination of Grace’s proprietary UNIPOL® PP process technology, CONSISTA® catalyst and donor systems, UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control System, and on-going global technical service & support. All UNIPOL® PP technology licensees can take advantage of Grace’s strong, long-term commitment to ensure their success through continuous catalyst, donor, and product innovations, for the lifetime of the plant.
The UNIPOL® PP process technology is an all gas-phase, state-of-the-art engineering design that provides mechanical and operational simplicity and delivers lower total installed cost, lower operating expense, accelerated project schedules, rapid startups and efficient product transitions.
The process technology, coupled with Grace’s proprietary 6th Generation non-phthalate CONSISTA® catalyst and donor systems, comprehensive technical services, and the UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control System provide our customers with an unparalleled advantage that enables them to achieve optimum PLANT LIFETIME PERFORMANCETM and better business results. UNIPOL® and UNIPOL UNIPPAC® are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company or an affiliated company of Dow. W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. and/or its affiliates are licensed to use the UNIPOL® and UNIPOL UNIPPAC® trademarks in the area of polypropylene.
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace, a Standard Industries company, is a global leader in specialty chemicals. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalyst Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. With approximately 4,600 employees, Grace operates and/or sells to customers in over 60 countries. More information about Grace is available at grace.com.
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