MOSCOW (MRC) -- W. R. Grace &
Co., supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process
technology, contracted to license its UNIPOL PP process technology to Dongguan
Grand Resource Science & Technology Co. Ltd. in the fourth quarter of 2016,
installations will be made at the company's facility in Dongguan, Guangzhou
province, China, and are expected to begin operations in 2019 using Grace's
leading non-phthalate CONSISTA PP catalysts.
Dongguan Grand Resource's
new facility will produce a total of 600 kilotons per year of homopolymer
thermoplastic resins in dual reactor lines. The project represents the 20th and
21st UNIPOL PP process technology reactor line licenses in China.
UNIPOL PP process technology is an all gas-phase technology with the industry's
broadest product capabilities coupled with stable and predictable operation.
UNIPOL PP process technology is the simplest of all PP process technologies,
with fewer moving parts and less equipment than any competing alternative. This
leads to lower capital, operating, and maintenance costs while maximizing
"We are committed to delivering high quality products at
competitive prices and Grace's UNIPOL PP process and CONSISTA catalyst system is
the most economical way to rapidly develop our portfolio of products," said
Dongguan Grand Resources Vice President Wang Ligui.
"Grace is proud to
partner with Dongguan Grand Resources and continue our record of service to
customers in China. We believe this represents more evidence that our
industry-leading process technology and catalysts technologies combine to
provide our customers unparalleled flexibility to deliver the resins that are in
highest demand," said Al Beninati, President of Grace's Specialty Catalysts
As MRC informed before,
in 2015, W. R. Grace & Co. announced that it would provide its
UNIPOL PP technology and services to Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical Co.,
Ltd. for a new PP production facility in Anning Yunnan, China. Yunnan Yuntianhua
PetroChemical is a new subsidiary of Yuntianhua Group Co., Ltd., the largest
chemical company in Kunming, Yunnan Province. With an expected opening in
2017, the new enterprise plans to purchase propylene from the PetroChina Yuannan
refinery and build a unit that will produce polypropylene at a rate of150 kta,
or kilotons per year.
Grace is a leading supplier of
polyolefin catalyst technology and has the broadest portfolio of polyolefin
catalyst technologies of any independent polyethylene/polypropylene catalyst
producer. Grace's industry-leading UNIPOL PP licensing and related catalysts
include the UNIPOL UNIPPAC Process Control software, SHAC Catalysts Systems, and
6th Generation non-phthalate CONSISTA Catalysts Systems.