Saudi Kayan's Al-Jubail HDPE unit in one-week turnaround on 1 Feb

31 January 2012 12:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Saudi Kayan Petrochemical will shut its 400,000 tonne/year high density polyethylene (HDPE) facility on 1 February for a scheduled one-week-long turnaround at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, a source at the petrochemicals company said.

The HDPE unit produces both film and black compounded pipe grade product, the source said: “Depending on the market demand, we generally produce more pipe grade than film. Our customers are not affected by this shutdown, since this is planned.”

Saudi Arabian chemical company SABIC owns a 35% stake in Saudi Kayan, while Al Kayan Petrochemical (which is also Saudi Arabian) holds a 20% stake. The remaining 45% is held by public shareholders.

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Author: Sheau Ling Ong

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