Reaction & Synthesis

Grace Expands Relationship With Kuwait Petroleum Company Through Catalyst Technology

By Chemical Processing Staff

Dec 27, 2017

W. R. Grace & Co., supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology, conracts to license its Unipol PP Process Technology to Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) for the integrated petrochemical complex at its Al-Zour refinery. Expected to open in 2023, the facility is designed to produce 940 kilotons per year of PP, including high-end homopolymer, random copolymer and impact copolymer thermoplastic resins.

KIPIC is a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), Kuwait’s national oil company. A long-time Grace customer, KPC previously licensed Unipol PP Process Technology for an affiliate’s joint venture. Grace's all gas-phase Unipol PP Process Technology provides a broad range of homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers. 

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