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
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