W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace), the leading independent supplier of polyolefin catalyst and polypropylene (PP) technology, has licensed its UNIPOL® PP technology to Red Sea National Petrochemicals Co. (Red Sea Co.). As a leading force driving further development of the petrochemicals industry in Egypt, Red Sea Co. is establishing a state-of-the-art, integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex to produce polyolefins, as well as PET polyester. The UNIPOL® PP technology plant will have the industry’s largest single PP reactor line with the greatest KTA capacity to produce homopolymers and random copolymers.
Laura Schwinn, President of Grace’s Specialty Catalysts business said, “This integrated complex will be the first of its kind in Africa and will significantly strengthen Red Sea Co.’s position in the region. We are excited to participate and deliver world scale polypropylene technology to Red Sea Co. and to partner with them to help satisfy their local and export market needs through leading process, catalyst, and product expertise.”
Eng. Mohamed Abady, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer added, “Our decision to choose Grace was based on the advanced technology they use to drive operational efficiencies and the PPartner Program™ services they offer to support us for the life of the plant.”