GPCA ’11: Petro Rabigh to switch LLDPE unit to EPPE in 2013

14 December 2011 13:44  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia-based Petro Rabigh plans to switch one of its linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) plants at Rabigh to easy-processing polyethylene (EPPE) production in 2013, a company source said on Wednesday.

 

The Sumitomo Chemical and Saudi Aramco joint venture complex currently has two LLDPE plants at Rabigh, each with a 300,000 tonne/year capacity, the company source said.

 

Petro Rabighs EPPE plant will have the capacity to produce 200,000-300,000 tonnes/year of material, he said.

EPPE resin can substitute low density PE (LDPE) in many applications, he added.

 

He was speaking on the sidelines of the 6th GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association) Forum, which is being held in Dubai this week.

 

The GPCA Forum has the theme: “Moving Downstream – Creating Value and Sustainable Growth.”

 

For more on the 6th GPCA Forum visit ICIS news

 


By: Chow Bee Lin
+65 6780 4359



AddThis Social Bookmark Button

For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.

Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.

Printer Friendly

ICIS news FREE TRIAL
Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)
ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index

Related Articles