PQ is a leading producer of chrome-on-silica catalysts, used worldwide to make many grades of high-density polyethylene (HDPE). These high pore volume, specialty catalysts allow polyethylene producers to manufacture exceptionally tough films, blow-molded products, wire and cable sheathings, and pipe.
Our catalysts are known for their high activity, enhanced melt index potential, low gel levels, and excellent ESCR capability. PQ has been producing commercial quantities of these catalysts for more than ten years.
PQ’s state-of-the-art plant in Kansas City, Kansas, USA, supplies catalysts for customers around the globe. The facility received ISO 9002 certification in February 1995. It produces catalysts of the highest quality, through strict adherence to SPC/SQC procedures and the use of Continuous Quality Improvement.
PQ’s Kansas City plant also produces custom catalysts and supports for a variety of end uses, including polyolefin manufacture and petrochemical refining and synthesis.