COLUMBIA, Md., April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- W. R. Grace & Co. (GRA) announced today that it has signed an agreement with TechnipFMC PLC (FTI) to jointly develop improved catalyst and process technology related to TechnipFMC Deep Catalytic Cracking (TDCC). TDCC is a high-severity fluid catalytic cracking process licensed by TechnipFMC and designed to produce very high yields of propylene and other petrochemical feedstocks. The collaboration will leverage Grace’s knowledge as the leading supplier of FCC catalysts and light-olefins additives as well as TechnipFMC’s significant experience in Deep Catalytic Cracking including process and mechanical know-how.
“As the demand for petrochemicals grows, processes specifically designed to provide pathways to convert crude oil to petrochemical feedstocks, like TDCC, will become imperative for refiners,” said Tom Petti, Grace’s President, Refining Technologies. “Grace is very excited to partner with TechnipFMC, which is the technology leader in this area having licensed seven units with greater than 18 wt% propylene yields.”
Stan Knez, TechnipFMC’s President, Process Technology, stated, “Grace is the world leader in FCC catalysts and more specifically, catalyst solutions for the max propylene segment. We look forward to our collaboration and expect our joint efforts to deliver significant value to current and future licensees.”
Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. With approximately 3,900 employees, Grace operates and/or sells to customers in over 70 countries. More information about Grace is available at grace.com.
TechnipFMC is a global leader in subsea, onshore/offshore, and surface projects. With our proprietary technologies and production systems, integrated expertise, and comprehensive solutions, we are transforming our clients’ project economics. We are uniquely positioned to deliver greater efficiency across project lifecycles from concept to project delivery and beyond. Through innovative technologies and improved efficiencies, our offering unlocks new possibilities for our clients in developing their oil and gas resources. Each of our more than 37,000 employees is driven by a steady commitment to clients and a culture of purposeful innovation, challenging industry conventions, and rethinking how the best results are achieved. To learn more about us and how we are enhancing the performance of the world’s energy industry, go to TechnipFMC.com and follow us on Twitter @TechnipFMC.
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