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WR Grace (GRA) Company Profile

Updated Dec 2, 2019
WR Grace has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:W.R. Grace and Co.
Short Name:WR Grace
Trading Ticker Symbol:GRA
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Maryland, MD
Primary Industry Sector:Basic Industries
Seconday Sub-sector:Major Chemicals
Main Business Areas: Basic Industries, Major Chemicals, Basic Materials, Specialty Chemicals
Dividend Payments:Dividend History

Market and Trading Information for WR Grace

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of WR Grace as of writing:
Current Share Price:$66.45
Previous Year's Closing Price:$64.91
Percentage Price Change (YTD):2.37%
Market Cap:$4.44 billion
52-week Price Range:$59.22 - $79.71
Dividend Per Share:$1.05
EPS (TTM):3.34
Price-Earnings (Trailing):19.88
Price-Earnings (Forward):13.73

Company Profile and Business Description for WR Grace

W. R. Grace & Co. (Grace), incorporated on August 6, 1997, is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials. The Company operates in two segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies and Grace Materials Technologies. The Grace Catalysts Technologies segment includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications. The Grace Materials Technologies segment includes specialty materials, including silica-based and silica-alumina-based materials, used in coatings, consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications.

Grace Catalysts Technologies

The Company's Grace Catalysts Technologies segment produces and sells catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications, including Fluid catalytic cracking catalysts (FCC), Hydroprocessing catalysts (HPC), and Polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports. FCC catalysts helps to crack the hydrocarbon chain in distilled crude oil to produce transportation fuels, such as gasoline and diesel fuels, and other petroleum-based products; FCC additives are used to manage sulfur in gasoline, manage propylene production from refinery FCC units, and manage emissions of sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide from refinery FCC units. It has designed its MIDAS catalyst, IMPACT catalyst, NEKTOR catalyst, and GENESIS catalyst product portfolios to enable its customers to manage high-resid feedstock refining. The Company has developed a portfolio of products designed to assist refiners in meeting their gasoline sulfur-reduction targets, including its D-PRISM and GSR additives, and its SURCA catalyst family. The Company's ZSM-5-based technology, including its OLEFINSMAX and OLEFINSULTRA additive products, is designed to manage the propylene output of FCC units. Its Super DESOX additive reduces sulfur oxides emissions from commercial FCC units. The Company sulfur oxides emissions from commercial FCC markets HPC through Advanced Refining Technologies LLC (ART), a joint venture with Chevron Products Company. It offers products for fixed-bed resid hydrotreating, on-stream catalyst replacement and ebullating-bed resid hydrocracking processes. It also offers a line of catalysts, customized for individual refiners, used in distillate hydrotreating to produce sulfur content gasoline and diesel fuel, including its SMART CATALYST SYSTEM and APART catalyst systems.

The Company's Polyolefin catalysts and catalyst supports, also known as specialty catalysts (SC), are used for the production of polypropylene and polyethylene thermoplastic resins, which are customized to manage the performance of a range of industrial and consumer end-use applications, including high pressure pipe, geomembranes, food packaging, automotive parts, medical devices, and textiles; chemical catalysts used in a range of industrial, environmental and consumer applications, and gas-phase polypropylene process technology, which provides the Company's licensees with a capability to manufacture polypropylene products for a range of end use applications. The Company's MAGNAPORE polymerization catalyst is used to produce polyethylene in the slurry loop process for pipe and film applications. Its POLYTRAK polymerization catalyst focuses on managed polypropylene performance, primarily for resistant applications, such as automobile bumpers and household appliances. The Company's DAVICAT catalysts offer a range of chemical and physical properties based on its material science technology for supported catalysts, polystyrene, herbicide, neutraceuticals and on-purpose olefins. Its RANEY nickel, cobalt and copper hydrogenation and dehydrogenation catalysts are used for the synthesis of organic compounds for the fibers, polyurethanes, engineered plastics, pharmaceuticals, sweeteners and petroleum industries. Its non-phthalate CONSISTA and SHAC catalysts, along with CONSISTA and ADT donors, are designed for the UNIPOL gas-phase polypropylene process technology.

Grace Materials Technologies

The Company's Grace Materials Technologies segment produces and sells specialty materials. The Company offers coatings and print media applications, such as functional additives that provide matting effects and corrosion protection for industrial and consumer coatings and media and paper products to enhance quality in ink jet coatings. It offers consumer/pharmaceutical applications, as a free-flow agent, carrier or processing aid in food and personal care products; as a toothpaste abrasive and thickener, and for the processing and stabilization of edible oils and beverages, as well as pharmaceutical, life science and related applications, including silica-based separation media, excipients and pharmaceutical intermediates. It offers Chemical Process applications, such as tires and rubber, plastics, precision investment casting, refractory, insulating glass windows, adsorbents for use in petrochemical and natural gas processes and biofuels, various functions such as reinforcement, high temperature binding and moisture scavenging. The Company's Grace Materials Technologies brands include SYLOID, SHIELDEX, SYLOSIV, SYLOWHITE, SYLOJET, DURAFILL, LUDOX, SYLOBLANC, SYLODENT, PERKASIL, TRISYL, DARACLAR, SYLOID FP, SYLOID XDP, SILSOL, SYNTHETECH, DAVISIL, VYDAC, PHONOSORB, CRYOSIV, PROTEKSORB, POLIEDGE, SYLOBLOC and SYLOBEAD.

The Company competes with Albemarle Corp., BASF, SINOPEC, Johnson Matthey, Criterion, Haldor Topsoe, UOP, Axens, LyondellBasell, Lummus Novolen Technology and INEOS Technologies.

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