Grace Li­censes UNIPOL PP Process Tech­nol­ogy to In­done­sia’s petro­chem­i­cal plant

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W.R. Grace & Co., the lead­ing in­de­pen­dent sup­plier of poly­olefin cat­a­lyst tech­nol­ogy and polypropy­lene (PP) process tech­nol­ogy, has granted a li­cense which al­lows PT Chan­dra Asri Petro­chem­i­cal Tbk. (CAP) to ex­pand its ex­ist­ing UNIPOL PP

® plant. The world-scale ca­pac­ity UNIPOL

® PP fa­cil­ity, lo­cated in In­done­sia, will be ex­panded to 590 KTA of polypropy­lene.

CAP is the largest in­te­grated petro­chem­i­cal com­pany in In­done­sia and op­er­ates the coun­try’s only world-scale size naph­tha cracker. The CAP plant is strate­gi­cally lo­cated in Ban­ten prov­ince, pro­vid­ing con­ve­nient ac­cess to key cus­tomers. Grace’s all gas-phase UNIPOL PP

® Process Tech­nol­ogy pro­vides the most ad­vanced and broad­est range of ho­mopoly­mers, ran­dom copoly­mers, and im­pact copoly­mers in the in­dus­try. As the sim­plest of all PP process tech­nolo­gies, with­out any mov­ing parts in­side of the re­ac­tor and less equip­ment than any al­ter­na­tive, its re­li­able, safe, and sta­ble op­er­a­tion leads to lower cap­i­tal, op­er­at­ing, and main­te­nance costs.

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