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11-09-2020

Braskem selects UNIPOL® PP process technology from Grace

W. R. Grace & Co, the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, congratulates its UNIPOL® PP process technology licensee, Braskem, on the successful launch of commercial production at its newest, world-class polypropylene production line in La Porte, TX.

“We are proud to be Braskem’s technology and catalyst partner on the largest polypropylene production line in the Americas,” said Grace’s Laura Schwinn, President, Specialty Catalysts. “We have and will continue to provide Braskem with onsite support during the startup phase and, as always, we will continue to work together on the broad range of resins they plan to produce.”

In addition to using Grace’s UNIPOL® PP Process Technology and state-of-the-art catalyst systems, Braskem has invested in the UNIPOL UNIPPAC® Process Control Software, providing Braskem with better control and optimization of the plant.

“Using the full breadth of our licensing portfolio—from our process technology to our catalysts to our plant monitoring software—gives Braskem the advantage when it comes to cost, quality, and product differentiation,” David Hartill, Vice President, Licensing and Global Services commented.  “It will also provide them with the edge they seek in meeting the demands of the North American polypropylene industry.”

Grace's all gas-phase UNIPOL® PP Process Technology provides the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers in the industry. This process technology, without any moving parts inside of the reactor and requiring less equipment than any alternative, is a reliable, safe, and stable operation that leads to lower capital, operating, and maintenance costs.

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