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Grace licenses UNIPOL polypropylene technology to Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd.

W. R. Grace announced that Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), the second largest Indian oil marketing company, has expanded its licenses for Grace’s UNIPOL® polypropylene (PP) process technology. BPCL will implement the technology using CONSISTA® catalysts on a new 400,000-tpy reactor unit in Kochi, Kerala, India and a 550,000-tpy reactor unit in Bina, Madhya Pradesh, India.

Thomas Deman, President, Specialty Catalysts, Supply Chain and Procurement, Grace, said: “These two new licenses are evidence of the value BPCL derives from working with Grace. Our process technology and catalysts will enable them to produce a wide range of high-quality polypropylene resins, and our expertise will help optimize their reactors to meet the growing demand taking place in India. Grace is proud to support BPCL.”

With more than 33 MMt of global licensed production capacity and more than 4.5 MMt in India, Grace is a leading global licensor of polypropylene process technology. Fully recyclable, the high-performance polypropylene resins produced using UNIPOL® PP process technology are ubiquitous and can be found in automotive parts, packaging, and consumer goods.

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