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Grace and Reliance Celebrate 25 Years of Polypropylene Production

The UNIPOL® Polypropylene Technology reactor line completed 25 years of successful operation

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Reliance Industries Limited and its Hazira Manufacturing Division reach a notable milestone

Grace extended its congratulations to Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) and its Hazira Manufacturing Division for completing 25 years of successful operations. The silver jubilee ceremony was arranged at Reliance’s Hazira Manufacturing Division on March 23, 2022. 

The UNIPOL® PP technology reactor line was the first of its kind to start up in India on October 7, 1996 and completed 25 years of successful operations on October 7, 2021. From day one, the UNIPOL® PP technology reactor line went on-stream producing prime-grade products. This is truly a testament to the close partnership between the Reliance and Grace team members. Team members from both RIL’s production team and Grace’s commercial team were in attendance.

This award is an inspiration for all and is a token of appreciation for RIL and Grace teammates who have contributed in the excellent performance of the plant.

Deepthi Balakrishna

RIL Production Manager, PP Unit

Commemorating the first UNIPOL® PP Technology reactor completed 25 years ago in 2021, RIL Production Manager, Deepthi Balakrishnan, highlighted the journey of the plant for the last two years, and Grace’s continued support during that time. In a reply to the overwhelming performance sharing, Grace team member, Yogesh Mishra, showed appreciation for Reliance’s partnership and highlighted the value-addition being made in RIL plants where Grace’s catalysts are being used. Interestingly, Gangadhar Jadhav and Manish Joshi, representing Grace, were part of the commissioning team from Reliance in the mid-90s and shared their experiences.

Girish Kale thanked Reliance for being a partner and presented the award to the RIL team. “Every PP team member will be able to see it regularly and get inspired for further betterment of the plant.” Stated Deepthi Balakrishna. She added, “This award is an inspiration for all and is a token of appreciation of RIL and Grace teammates who have contributed to excellent performance of the plant.” After the celebration at the plant, the Grace team hosted a dinner at the Marriott Surat Hotel for RIL team members.

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Grace presented an award plaque to Reliance Industries Limited’s team for 25 years of service. 

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