Grace licenses UNIPOL polypropylene process technology to Hyundai Chemical

Grace licenses UNIPOL polypropylene process technology to Hyundai Chemical
Published: 19 June 2019 - 6 a.m.
By: Martin Menachery
W. R. Grace & Co. has licensed its UNIPOL polypropylene (PP) process technology to Hyundai Chemical Co, a joint venture between Hyundai Oilbank Co, and Lotte Chemical Corporation.

Located in Daesan, South Korea, the new, 250KTA facility will be part of a larger cracker complex that is slated to open in 2021. The UNIPOL PP unit will be used to produce high-end, specialty grade, random copolymer resins.

Grace's all gas-phase UNIPOL PP process technology provides the most advanced and 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, which leads to lower capital, operating, and maintenance costs.

Laura Schwinn, president of Grace’s specialty catalysts business, said: “Grace is excited to be the technology choice for Hyundai Chemical’s plant in Daesan, South Korea. The UNIPOL PP process technology will provide their customers with some of the best random copolymer resins in the industry. We are confident that our technology coupled with our non-phthalate CONSISTA catalysts will give Hyundai Chemical the ability to deliver the resins that are in highest demand from their customers.”

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