Grace signs second UNIPOL® PP Technology license with PetroChina Guangxi Petrochemical Company

W. R. Grace & Co the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, is announcing the signing of a new license with PetroChina Guangxi Petrochemical Company to develop a 400 kilotons per annum (KTA) single reactor line using its UNIPOL® PP technology. The anticipated start up is in 2026.

This marks the second UNIPOL® PP technology reactor line that PetroChina Guangxi has licensed and the fifth that PetroChina Group has licensed from Grace for a total licensed capacity of 1,850KTA. This UNIPOL® PP technology line in China can take advantage of the full product capabilities to produce homopolymer, ethylene random copolymer, impact copolymer, butene random copolymer, and terpolymer polypropylene resins.  As a result, PetroChina Guangxi will be at the forefront of advanced PP production in China.

"We are excited to strengthen our partnership with PetroChina Guangxi and support its growth strategy, which has UNIPOL® PP technology at the core," said Laura Schwinn, President of Grace's Specialty Catalysts business. "Grace is proud to be a leader in the polypropylene licensing industry, and the continued selection of our UNIPOL® PP technology, supported by our Plant Lifetime Performance™ commitment, by PetroChina Guangxi is evidence of the outstanding quality and reliability of our offering."

PetroChina Guangxi is pleased with the innovation and performance Grace delivers and confident that it will deliver higher value PP products to the China market with UNIPOL® PP technology.

PetroChina Guangxi chose to use UNIPOL® PP technology again because of the broad catalyst and product capabilities, robust production, advanced PP technology, and excellent services they have received with their current plants. UNIPOL® PP technology is known for its flexibility, ease of operation, and efficient use of resources.

Grace's UNIPOL® PP technology is a state-of-the-art process technology for producing high-performance polypropylene resins used in a variety of applications such as automotive parts, packaging, consumer goods, and infrastructure materials. Grace has a proven track record of producing high-quality products with excellent performance properties.


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