WR. Grace & Co. says it has licensed its Unipol PP technology to Red Sea National Petrochemicals Co. (Red Sea Co.) for new plants at Ain Sokhna. As a leading force driving further development of the petrochemicals industry in Egypt, Red Sea Co. is establishing an integrated refinery and petrochemicals complex to produce polyolefins, as well as PET polyester. It has also signed agreement with Linde Engineering for steam cracker at the planned complex.
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, Grace adds.
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.”