EGYPT: SIDPEC chooses Grace's Unipol PP process for new polypropylene facility
Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Co. (SIDPEC) has selected W.R. Grace & Co.'s Unipol PP (polypropylene) process technology for a new 450,000 t/y world-scale PP facility in Alexandria, Egypt. Grace's all gas-phase Unipol process provides the "most advanced and broadest range" of homopolymers, random copolymers and impact copolymers in the industry, Grace noted.
"As the simplest of all PP process technologies, without any moving parts inside of the reactor and less equipment than any alternative, its reliable, safe and stable operation leads to lower capital, operating and maintenance costs," said Grace. Earlier this year, SIDPEC chose Honeywell UOP's C3 Oleflex technology for a new 500,000 t/y propylene plant at SIDPEC's refinery in Amerya, near Alexandria. No other details of the projects were given.
Source: Weekly “PetroChemical News”, Durham, NC, USA; 1 Oct 2018
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)