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Grace licenses Unipol polypropylene technology for new facility in Uzbekistan

By Mary Page Bailey |

W R. Grace & Co. (Columbia, Md.) 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 257,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of polypropylene (PP).

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.

 “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.”

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