06 December 2010 10:28 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Kayan started trial operations at its phenolics facility in Al Jubail, ?xml:namespace>
The facility includes a 290,000 tonne/year cumene or isopropyl benzene plant, a 245,000 tonne/year phenol plant, a 150,000 tonne/year acetone plant and a 270,000 tonne/year bisphenol A (BPA) plant, Saudi Kayan said in a statement issued to the Saudi Stock Exchange, the Tadawul.
All the output from each plant would be for captive use. The cumene plant would provide the feedstock for the phenol plant, whose output would be fed into the BPA plant, the company said.
Part of the acetone output would also go into BPA production, it added.
The majority of the BPA output would be used as feedstock in the production of polycarbonates (PC), which would be produced for the first time in
The PC unit in Al Jubail was planned to be given a trial start-up in the first half of 2011, it added.
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