US supplier of polyolefin catalyst technology and polypropylene (PP) process technology WR Grace & Co. has licensed its Unipol PP process technology to PT Pertamina Rosneft Pengolahan dan Petrokimia (PRPP), a joint venture between Indonesia’s PT Pertamina and Russia’s Rosneft Oil Company. The PP facility, located in Tuban, Indonesia, will include two lines, each designed to produce 580 kilotonnes/year for a total of 1,160 kilotonnes/yearr of PP.
The agreement includes a long-term catalyst supply contract and a license for Grace’s Unipol PP UNIPPAC Process Control (UUPC) Software. This tailored package, in conjunction with the Unipol PP process technology, guarantees the opportunity for PRPP and Grace to work closely together over the lifetime of the plant, resulting in a fully optimised solution.
Grace’s all gas-phase Unipol PP process technology and Consista 6th generation catalyst and donor technology provide the broadest range of PP homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers from a single catalyst. Grace’s patented advanced donor technology and UUPC Software deliver outstanding plant operability.
Kadek Ambara Jaya, PRPP President Director said, “The mature technology, low investment, and the relationship with the Grace team all were factors in our decision to choose this technology. We are confident that, with Grace’s process technology and catalysts, we will provide our customers with the best possible polypropylene resin options in the region.”