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Grace Licenses Additional UNIPOL® Polypropylene Process Technology to Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited

BPCL expands its license arrangements with Grace, including supply of acclaimed and non-phthalate CONSISTA® catalysts, to add 950 kilotons of capacity at the Kochi and Bina refineries.

Columbia, Md., June 18, 2024 - W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace), the world’s leading independent supplier of polypropylene (PP) process technology and polyolefin catalyst technology, today announced that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), the second largest Indian oil marketing company, has expanded its licenses for Grace’s UNIPOL® PP process technology. BPCL will implement the technology using CONSISTA® catalysts on a new 400 kilotons per annum (KTA) reactor unit in Kochi, Kerala, India and a 550 KTA reactor unit in Bina, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Thomas Deman, President, Specialty Catalysts, Supply Chain and Procurement, Grace, said: “These two new licenses are evidence of the value BPCL derives from working with Grace. Our process technology and catalysts will enable them to produce a wide range of high-quality polypropylene resins, and our expertise will help optimize their reactors to meet the growing demand taking place in India. Grace is proud to support BPCL.”

With more than 33 million tons of global licensed production capacity and more than 4,500 KTA in India, Grace is a leading global licensor of polypropylene process technology. Fully recyclable, the high-performance polypropylene resins produced using UNIPOL® PP process technology are ubiquitous and can be found in automotive parts, packaging, and consumer goods.

For more information about Grace’s UNIPOL® PP technology visit the website.

About Grace

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace, a Standard Industries company, is a leading global supplier of catalysts, engineered materials, and fine chemicals. The company’s 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. With more than 4,500 employees, Grace operates and/or sells to customers in over 100 countries. GRACE® is a registered trademark in the United States and/or other countries of W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

About Grace’s UNIPOL® PP Technology

Grace's all gas-phase UNIPOL® PP technology delivers innovative solutions for a Plant Lifetime Performance™ commitment to its licensees, allowing them to successfully participate in today’s highly competitive global polypropylene resin market. The UNIPOL® PP technology community, with more than 100 reactor lines licensed worldwide, manufacture the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random and impact copolymers, plus terpolymers in the industry with a choice of close to 300 standard grades.

The UNIPOL® PP technology is a state-of-the-art engineering solution that achieves mechanical and operational simplicity and delivers lower total installed cost and lower operating expense, accelerated project schedules, fast start-ups, adaptable grade transitions, and business results for our customers.

Product and economic performance are derived from the unique combination of Grace’s proprietary UNIPOL® PP technology, CONSISTA® catalyst and donor systems, UNIPOL UNIPPAC® process control software, REFLECTN™ plant simulator software, and global technical service and support. This provides all licensees with an unparalleled advantage that enables them to achieve optimum Plant Lifetime Performance™ 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. CONSISTA® is a trademark, registered in the United States and/or other countries, of W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. PLANT LIFETIME PERFORMANCE™ and REFLECTN™ are trademarks of W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.


Peter Murdza
W. R. Grace & Co.
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