W. R. Grace & Co., leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has licensed its UNIPOL® PP Process Technology to Nayara Energy. Grace's all gas-phase UNIPOL® PP Process Technology provides the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers in the industry.
Located at the Vadinar Refinery in Gujarat, India, the new, world-scale capacity UNIPOL® PP facility will utilize 450,000 tpa of propylene feedstock. Nayara Energy planss to produce phthalate-free homopolymer products for the Indian market using the most advanced PP process and catalysts technology available.
Sergey Denisov, Nayara Energy’s Chief Development Officer said, “Investing in the UNIPOL® PP process technology gives us the ability to make a broad range of phthalate-free products for our customers. As the demand for these advanced PP products increases in the region, Nayara Energy wants to ensure that it is using the most up-to-date, reliable, and cost-effective technology to meet our customer’s needs.” Laura Schwinn, President, Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business, said, “Grace is excited to partner with Nayara Energy. We are confident that the wide range of homo-, random-, and impact copolymer products, combined with our non-phthalate CONSISTA® catalysts, will give Nayara Energy the edge it is seeking in the polypropylene resin marketplace.”