Grace welcomes new UNIPOL Polypropylene Technology licensee in Egypt

Grace, the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst and polypropylene (PP) technology, has licensed its UNIPOL PP technology to Red Sea National Petrochemicals Co. (Red Sea Co.). As a leading force driving further development of the petrochemicals industry in Egypt, Red Sea Co. is establishing a state-of-the-art, integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex to produce polyolefins, as well as PET polyester. The UNIPOL® PP technology plant will have the industry’s largest single PP reactor line with the greatest KPA capacity to produce homopolymers and random copolymers.

Laura Schwinn, President of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business said, “This integrated complex will be the first of its kind in Africa and will significantly strengthen Red Sea Co.’s position in the region. We are excited to participate and deliver world scale polypropylene technology to Red Sea Co. and to partner with them to help satisfy their local and export market needs through leading process, catalyst, and product expertise.”

Eng. Mohamed Abady, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer added, “Our decision to choose Grace was based on the advanced technology they use to drive operational efficiencies and the PPartner Program™ services they offer to support us for the life of the plant.”

Visit Grace’s website for more information about our plastics and polymer catalysts and the UNIPOL PP technology.

About Grace’s UNIPOL PP Technology

Grace's all gas-phase UNIPOL PP technology delivers innovative solutions for a Plant Lifetime Performance commitment to its licensees, allowing them to successfully participate in today’s highly competitive global polypropylene market. The UNIPOL PP technology community, with over 100 reactor lines licensed worldwide, manufacture the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random and impact copolymers, plus terpolymers in the industry with a choice of close to 300 standard grades.

The UNIPOL PP technology is a state-of-the-art engineering solution that achieves mechanical and operational simplicity and delivers lower total installed cost and lower operating expense, accelerated project schedules, fast startups, adaptable grade transitions, and business results for our customers. The technology, coupled with Grace’s proprietary catalyst and donor systems and the UNIPOL UNIPPAC software, allows for maximum performance.

Product and economic performance are derived from the unique combination of Grace’s proprietary UNIPOL PP technology, CONSISTA catalyst and donor systems, UNIPOL UNIPPAC process control software, and global technical service and support. This provides all licensees with an unparalleled advantage that enables them to achieve optimum Plant Lifetime Performance™ and better business results.

UNIPOL and UNIPOL UNIPPAC are trademarks of The Dow Chemical Company or an affiliated company of Dow. W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn. and/or its affiliates are licensed to use the UNIPOL and UNIPOL UNIPPAC trademarks in the area of polypropylene. CONSISTA, PPARTNER PROGRAM, and PLANT LIFETIME PERFORMANCE are trademarks of W. R. Grace & Co.-Conn.

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