On February 20, 2014, Petrochina Sichuan Petrochemical Co. Ltd. successfully started up its new UNIPOL(R) Polypropylene Process unit in Pengzhou, Sichuan, China. The Petrochina-Grace UNIPOL team achieved the minimum 72-hour steady-state performance criteria just five days after introducing polypropylene into the system. The 450KTA unit is designed to produce homopolymer, impact copolymer and random copolymer. Grace acquired the assets of the industry-leading UNIPOL(R) Polypropylene Process Technology on Dec. 2, 2013, a transaction that affirmed Grace's ranking as one of the world's leaders in polypropylene catalysts and licensing. The Grace UNIPOL business includes the advanced UNIPOL UNIPPAC(R) Process Control System, SHAC(R) Catalysts Systems, and 6th Generation non-phthalate CONSISTA(R) Catalysts Systems.
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