07 November 2012 09:53 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Indian speciality chemicals major Sterling Auxiliaries plans to start up a facility to produce ethoxylates and methyl di-ethanolamine (MDEA) in ?xml:namespace>
The surfactants market in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is set to grow at double-digit rates in the next few years, said Vishal Goenka, chairman of Sterling Auxiliaries.
Ethoxylates are surfactants used in laundry detergents and surface cleaners, while MDEA is used an intermediate in diverse applications such as detergents, textile lubricants and personal care products.
Sadara Chemical, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, plans to set up in 2015 a chemical complex in
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