NEW DELHI--In a step toward realizing the “Make in India” initiative of the Government of India, GAIL (India) Limited has successfully started its first UNIPOL™ PE Process line with the capacity to produce 400,000 tons of polyethylene (PE) per annum. The total production capacity of GAIL’s Petrochemical plant at Pata, UP, is 810,000 tons per annum.
GAIL’s flexible high-density polyethylene (HDPE)/linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) swing plant provides access to a full range of resin applications, which will allow GAIL and its customers to capture new market opportunities as PE market demands are changing.
The new process line gives GAIL the platform to expand its PE product capabilities, providing Indian PE converters with the high-quality, domestically produced resin products needed for large-volume markets as well as advanced performance applications.
Introduction of UNIPOL™ PE Resin products in the Indian market has started receiving positive feedback from customers. GAIL’s team at the project site appreciated the U.S.-based Univation Technologies team for providing good support to the project from commissioning through start-up of the new plant.
About GAIL (India) Limited
GAIL (India) Ltd., is India's principal Natural Gas Company with activities ranging from Gas Transmission and Marketing to Processing (for fractionating LPG, Propane, SBP Solvent 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 11,000 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. The Company recorded a Turnover of Rs. 51,614 crore (approximately USD 7.8 billion) and Profit After Tax of Rs. 2299 crore (approximately USD 348 million) in the year 2015-16.
About Univation Technologies
Univation Technologies is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) and the global leader in licensed polyethylene technology. Univation has a proven track record of delivering process, product, and catalyst technologies as well as related services to the global polyethylene industry for over 45 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, see Univation online at www.univation.com.