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Grace licenses PP process technology to new MTO Gas Chemical Complex

W. R. Grace & Co. has licensed its UNIPOL® PP Process Technology to the new MTO Gas Chemical Complex located in the Bukhara region of Uzbekistan to Enter Engineering. The UNIPOL® PP Technology facility is expected to be launched by-2025 and will include one reactor line with the capability to produce 257KTA of polypropylene.

Enter Engineering Pte. Ltd., one of the largest construction companies in the region, will act as a licensee on behalf of the JV Jizzakh Petroleum LLC who will own and operate the Gas Chemical Complex.

Grace's all gas-phase UNIPOL® PP Process Technology delivers technology, innovation, and services for plant lifetime performance. The versatile process technology provides the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers in the industry. The UNIPOL® PP technology process is a state-of-the-art engineering technology that achieves mechanical and operational simplicity and delivers leading total installed cost and operating expense, accelerated project schedules, fast startups, grade transitions, and business results. The process technology, coupled with Grace’s proprietary catalyst and donor systems and the UNIPOL UNIPPAC® process control software, allows for maximum performance.

“We welcome Enter Engineering and Jizzakh Petroleum into the UNIPOL® PP Technology Family and we are excited to launch our first UNIPOL® PP process technology in Uzbekistan,” Laura Schwinn, President of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business said. Schwinn added, “We are committed to their success and our team of experts are ready to support this project for years to come - from construction to ongoing operations and optimization. We look forward to seeing Jizzakh Petroleum becoming the premier supplier of polypropylene resins in the region.”

All UNIPOL® PP Technology licensees can take advantage of Grace’s PPartner Program™ which provides continuous process and product improvements, access to global technical services, catalyst development updates, and ongoing support for the lifetime of the plant.

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