News | June 17, 2019

GAIL (India) Ltd Produces Metallocene PE On Its UNIPOL PE Reactor Line

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

GAIL (India) Ltd has successfully produced Metallocene linear-low density polyethylene (mLLDPE) on its world-class 400,000 MT per annum UNIPOL™ PE Reactor line located in Pata, Uttar Pradesh, India on 17th January 2019.

GAIL's Metallocene LLDPE resin products are well-suited for a wide-range of Metallocene-based film structures that require advantaged performance - particularly important for applications such as stretch wrap films, agricultural films and food packaging films. GAIL's Metallocene LLDPE product - offered under the brand name "G-Lene" - has been very well received by GAIL's convertor customers as meeting all operating expectations while exceeding film performance expectations.

Dr. Steven F. Stanley, President of Univation Technologies, stated, "We celebrate with GAIL on reaching this important achievement as the first Metallocene PE producer in India. Our XCAT™ Metallocene PE Technology provides GAIL with the ideal platform to satisfy a range of high-performance film applications requiring superior puncture and tear resistance, while also allowing for significant down-gauging opportunities - a key sustainability benefit for the Indian market."

"Demand for Metallocene polyethylene resins provides significant growth opportunities within the Indian PE market, particularly for higher-end applications that require Metallocene's superior film performance attributes which are unmatched by conventional polyethylene resins," stated Mr. B. C. Tripathi, Chairman & Managing Director, GAIL. "Univation's Metallocene technology combined with the UNIPOL™ PE Process provides GAIL with the right solutions to deliver consistent Metallocene resins that meet or exceed the performance requirements of our Metallocene PE customers throughout the Indian market. This move of GAIL shall promote "Make in India" and shall help potential forex savings of over USD 100 million annually for India, as per initial estimates."

About GAIL (India) Ltd

GAIL (India) Ltd., is India's National Gas Company with activities ranging from Gas Transmission and Marketing to Processing (for fractionating LPG, Propane, Light Naphtha and Pentane); transmission of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG); production and marketing of Petrochemicals like HDPE and LLDPE and leasing bandwidth in Telecommunications. The Company has extended its presence in Power, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) re-gasification, City Gas Distribution and Exploration & Production through equity and joint venture participations. GAIL owns and operates a network of about 11,500 km of Natural Gas high-pressure trunk pipeline with a capacity to carry 206 MMSCMD of natural gas across the country.

GAIL is one of the leading public enterprises with a consistently excellent financial track record. GAIL registered turnover of US$ 10.7 Billion in 2018-19, with PAT of US$ 864 Million with 18% ROCE. For more information, visit company's website: www.gailonline.com.

About Univation Technologies, LLC

Univation Technologies is the global leader in licensed polyethylene technology. Univation has a proven track record of delivering process, product and catalyst technologies as well as related technical services to the global polyethylene industry for more than 50 years. More than one-third of all HDPE and LLDPE resins produced globally is supplied by the industry-leading UNIPOL™ PE Process. Univation is also the world's leading manufacturer and supplier of conventional and advanced polyethylene polymerization catalysts designed specifically for the UNIPOL™ PE Process. For more information, visit www.univation.dow.com.

XCAT is a trademark of Univation Technologies. UNIPOL is a trademark of The Dow Chemical Company ("Dow") or an affiliated company of Dow, licensed for use to Univation Technologies.


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