Oriental Energy once again selects Grace’s UNIPOL PP technology

W. R. Grace & Co., the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology, polypropylene (PP) process technology, and technology services, has licensed its UNIPOL PP process technology to Oriental Energy for its Maoming, China, plant. This is Oriental Energy’s fifth PP line, and its fourth using Grace’s UNIPOL PP process technology with a production capacity of 400 KTA.

Laura Schwinn, President of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business said, “We are extremely pleased that Oriental Energy has chosen our UNIPOL PP process technology once again for its newest polypropylene line in Maoming. Our continuous cooperation over the last ten years has created a solid and lasting relationship between our businesses, and we are excited to watch Oriental Energy achieve their goal of becoming one of the top polypropylene producers in the world using our technology.”

Mr. Wu, Yinlong, General Manager of Oriental Energy, commented, “We selected Grace’s UNIPOL PP process for our site in Maoming because of our confidence in the technology. We know from experience with our other UNIPOL PP lines that we can produce the advanced polypropylene resins we need for our customers. We also know Grace will be a trusted advisor to provide support and service for the life of our plants.”

Oriental Energy currently has the largest UNIPOL PP operating capacity in China, and there are plans to build additional PP lines at their sites in Ningbo and Maoming in the years to come.

About Grace’s UNIPOL PP technology

UNIPOL PP technology provides licensees with a competitive advantage, allowing them to successfully participate in today’s highly competitive global PP market. The UNIPOL PP technology family, with over 100 reactor lines licensed worldwide, manufacture the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers in the industry with a choice of close to 300 standard grades.

Product and economic performance is derived from the unique combination of Grace’s proprietary UNIPOL PP process technology, CONSISTA catalyst and donor systems, UNIPOL UNIPPAC Process Control System, and on-going global technical service & support. All UNIPOL PP technology licensees can take advantage of Grace’s strong, long-term commitment to ensure their success through continuous catalyst, donor, and product innovations, for the lifetime of the plant.

The UNIPOL PP process technology is an all gas-phase, state-of-the-art engineering design that provides mechanical and operational simplicity and delivers lower total installed cost, lower operating expense, accelerated project schedules, rapid startups and efficient product transitions.

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