MOSCOW (MRC) -- W. R. Grace & Co., a supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, has contracted to license its UNIPOL PP Process Technology to Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation (CKPC), a 50/50 JV between Pembina Pipeline Corporation of Canada and Petrochemical Industries Company K.S.C. of Kuwait, as per Hydrocarbonprocessing.
The new installation will be part of CKPC's proposed integrated propane dehydrogenation/PP facility located in Sturgeon County, Alberta. If built, the PP line would be the world's largest single train, capable of producing 550,000 mtpy of PP, including homopolymer, random copolymer, and impact copolymer thermoplastic resins.
This is Grace's 16th new UNIPOL PP technology license since 2012 and its second in Canada. Grace's all gas-phase UNIPOL PP Process Technology provides the advanced and broad range of homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers in the industry.
As MRC informed earlier, in July 2016, BASF closed the previously announced transaction to divest its global Polyolefin Catalysts business to W. R. Grace & Co. Earlier, W.R. Grace acquired Dow's Unipol PP process licensing and related catalyst business for USD510 million in 2013.