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Univation and HPCL sign agreement to market HDPE products in India

| By Mary Bailey

Univation Technologies, LLC (Houston) and Hindustan Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (HPCL) completed a pre-marketing agreement (PMA) focused on polyethylene products that will be manufactured using the two new world-scale UNIPOL PE Plants licensed to HPCL Rajasthan Refinery Ltd. (HRRL). Through this agreement, Univation and HPCL have agreed to work together to introduce polyethylene resin grades with a particular focus on high-density polyethylene (HDPE) products that are suited for the Indian market.

The agreement facilitates the introduction of the latest HDPE resin products produced by the UNIPOL PE Process into targeted market segments within the Indian market. These advanced resin grades will utilize Univation’s PRODIGY Bimodal HDPE and ACCLAIM Unimodal HDPE Technology Platforms. These HDPE grades will be produced by HRRL’s two new world-scale 500,000 tons per year UNIPOL PE Process lines expected to start-up in the first quarter of 2024. The scope of the Pre-Marketing Agreement focuses on both bimodal and unimodal HDPE applications including PE100 pipe, L-ring drum, large part blow molding, and bimodal small part blow molding applications.

Luis Cirihal, President of Univation Technologies, commented on the pre-marketing agreement, “I want to personally recognize and thank the HPCL team for their excellent spirit and partnership as together we enter into this unique pre-marketing agreement. I look forward with anticipation on what our two companies will accomplish together that will not only benefit our mutual partner, which is HRRL, but importantly we will bring tremendous benefits to the polyethylene industry in India – as together we enable the supply of polyethylene resin grades that are in demand by the Indian market.”

Mr. Rajnish Mehta, Executive Director for Corporate Strategy and Planning and Business Development for HPCL, added his comments, “When one is seeking a strategic partner for polyethylene products, it is important to select a company with a proven track record of delivering highly regarded PE resin product capability, and we have definitely found that partner in Univation Technologies. We look forward to working closely with the Univation team as together we introduce a broad portfolio of advanced HDPE products to the Indian market and thereby satisfy the Indian market’s thirst for high-performance HDPE grades”.