Saudi TSOC to start up butyl-A plant in end-June/early July

09 April 2013 09:58  [Source: ICIS news]

DUBAI (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s Tasnee Sahara Olefins Co (TSOC) will bring its 160,000 tonne/year butyl acrylate (butyl-A) plant in Al Jubail on stream in end-June or early July this year, a source close to the project said on Tuesday.

The propylene feedstock for the butyl-A facility will be supplied by Saudi Polyolefins Co’s 450,000 tonne/year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and the 280,000 tonnes/year of propylene produced by Saudi Ethylene and Polyethylene Co’s (SEPC) ethane cracker.

The source was speaking on the sidelines of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA) Plastics conference in Dubai.

The PDH unit and ethane cracker are joint ventures between TASNEE and Dutch chemical company LyondellBasell.

Butyl-A is used in the emulsions for the construction industry as well as in superabsorbent polymers (SAP), which are used in diapers.

By: Prema Viswanathan
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