W. R. Grace & Co. engages in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials worldwide. The company conducts business in approximately 40 countries. Segments The company operates through three segments, including Grace Catalysts Technologies, Grace Materials Technologies, and Grace Construction Products. Grace Catalysts Technologies This segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. Fluid catalytic cracking catalysts, also called FCC catalysts, that help to crack the hydrocarbon chain in distilled crude oil to produce transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels, and other petroleum-based products; and FCC additives used to reduce sulfur in gasoline, maximize propylene production from refinery FCC units, and reduce emissions of sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide from refinery FCC units. The company develops and manufactures FCC, catalysts and additives. Hydroprocessing catalysts (HPC), most of which are marketed through the company’s Advanced Refining Technologies LLC (ART), joint venture with Chevron Products Company in which the company holds a 50% economic interest, that are used in process reactors to upgrade heavy oils into lighter, more useful products by removing impurities, such as nitrogen, sulfur and heavy metals, allowing less expensive feedstocks to be used in the petroleum refining process. The company offers a line of catalysts, customized for individual refiners, used in distillate hydrotreating to produce ultra-low sulfur content gasoline and diesel fuel, including its SMART CATALYST SYSTEM and APART catalyst systems. The company has rights to sell hydrocracking and lubes HPC to licensees of Chevron Lummus Global and other petroleum refiners for unit refills. Polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports, also called specialty catalysts (SC), for the production of polypropylene and polyethylene thermoplastic resins, which can be customized to enhance the performance of a range of industrial and consumer end-use applications, including high pressure pipe, geomembranes, food packaging, automotive parts, medical devices, and textiles; chemical catalysts used in various industrial, environmental and consumer applications; and gas-phase polypropylene process technology, which provides its licensees with a reliable capability to manufacture polypropylene products for a broad array of end-use applications. Catalysts Technologies principally applies alumina, zeolite and inorganic support technologies in the design and manufacture of products to create significant value for the company’s diverse customer base. The company’s customers include major oil refiners and plastics and chemicals manufacturers. The company provides catalyst systems and catalyst supports to the polyolefins industry for various polyethylene and polypropylene process technologies. These types of catalysts are used for the manufacture of polyethylene and polypropylene thermoplastic resins used in products, such as plastic film, high-performance plastic pipe, automobile parts, household appliances and household containers. The company uses a combination of proprietary catalyst and support technology and technology licensed from third parties to provide catalyst-based solutions to its customers. The company’s MAGNAPORE polymerization catalyst is used to produce high performance polyethylene in the slurry loop process for pipe and film applications. Its standard and customized DAVICAT catalysts offer a range of chemical and physical properties based on its material science technology for supported catalysts, polystyrene, herbicide, neutraceuticals and on-purpose olefins. The company’s RANEY nickel, cobalt and copper hydrogenation and dehydrogenation catalysts are used for the synthesis of organic compounds for the fibers, polyurethanes, engineered plastics, pharmaceuticals, sweeteners and petroleum industries. The company’s non-phthalate CONSISTA and traditional SHAC catalysts along with CONSISTA and ADT donors have been designed for the UNIPOL gas-phase polypropylene pr
wr grace & co (GRA:New York)
7500 Grace Drive
Columbia, MD 21044
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