Egypt’s Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals Company (Sidpec) has obtained a license from W.R. Grace & Co. to use its UNIPOL PP Process Technology, Egypt Oil & Gas reports.

Sidpec will use the technology in its 450 kilotons-per-annum (kTA) facility to produce polypropylene products.

The technology, which is considered the most recent available technology in the field, “provides the most advanced and broadest range of homopolymers, random copolymers, and impact copolymers in the industry,” the company said in a press release.

The new technology helps its users to decrease operation and maintenance costs.

“Investing in the UNIPOL PP Process Technology gives us the ability to make a broad range of products for our customers using state-of-the-art technology while continuing to remain highly competitive in the region,” said Sidpec head, Mohamed A. Abady.

Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials.