In a step towards 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 year.
The total production capacity of GAIL’s petrochemical plant at Pata, UP is now 8,10,000 tons per annum.
According to a press release, 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 both 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 team at the project site appreciated the US-based Univation Technologies team for providing good support to the commissioning of the project right from the hook up and the start-up of the new plant, the company said.