Reaction & Synthesis

Grace Wraps Up Albemarle Polyolefin Catalysts Acquisition

By Chemical Processing Staff

Apr 06, 2018

W. R. Grace & Co. completes the $416 million acquisition of the Polyolefin Catalysts business of Albemarle Corporation. The acquired business primarily develops and manufactures proprietary and custom-manufactured single-site catalysts as well as metallocenes and activators used in the production of plastic resins. The transaction also includes a comprehensive series of highly optimized Ziegler-Natta catalysts for polyethylene production. The acquisition includes production plants in Baton Rouge, LA and Yeosu, South Korea; R&D and pilot plant capabilities; and an extensive portfolio of intellectual property. 

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