22 March 2007 08:44 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS news)--Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) expects to complete by the end of 2007 a study on the possible expansion of its 40,000 tonne/year joint venture polystyrene (PS) plant at Adana, Turkey, a source close to the petrochemical major said late on Wednesday.
“Nothing has been decided yet on whether to expand the plant, as also the scale of the possible expansion,” the source said.
SABIC acquired a 70% stake in the PS plant from Baser Petrokimya last December, with Baser holding the balance 30%, and the joint venture will officially take off on 1 April this year, the source said.
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SABIC currently produces 175,000 tonnes/year of PS at its Al Jubail plant.
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