“We’re delighted with the pace at which the UNIPOL® PP technology is being adopted in this growing market."
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Columbia, MD (PRWEB) April 27, 2015
W. R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA) announces that it will provide its UNIPOL® polypropylene (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.
Al Beninati, President of Grace Catalysts Technologies, said, “We’re delighted with the pace at which the UNIPOL® PP technology is being adopted in this growing market. Not only is the technology reliable, but it can also be implemented with low investment and operating cost, is easy to operate, and will produce state-of-the-art PP products. With Yunnan Yuntianhua PetroChemical, our focus, as always, will be on customer service.”
Yuntianhua Deputy General Manager Jiang Ling, said, “We are pleased to partner with Grace, the world’s leading independent PP technology licensor and catalyst producer. Their UNIPOL® PP process technology offers us the most advanced PP product capability available. We are building a facility that will produce world-class products and believe this agreement aligns with our goals for achieving optimum productivity and performance.”
About Grace’s UNIPOL® PP Technology
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.
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts; engineered and packaging materials; and specialty construction chemicals and building materials. The company’s three industry-leading business segments—Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies, and Grace Construction Products—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that improve the products and processes of customer partners in over 155 countries around the world. Grace’s 2014 net sales were $3.2 billion. More information about Grace is available at grace.com.
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.
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