25 April 2013 06:23 [Source: ICIS news]
XIAMEN (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s Tasnee Sahara Olefins Co (TSOC) plans to start up its new butyl acrylate (butyl-A) plant in Al Jubail in the second-half of this year, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
The new 160,000 tonne/year butyl-A plant is likely to be started up in July, the source said.
Dow will be handling the marketing sales for export into Asia, according to the source.
“We estimate about 50-75% of total output from the new plant to be exported out from the Middle East,” the source added.
Butyl-A is mainly used in the emulsions for the construction industry as well as in the paints and coatings sector.
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.
|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|
Asian Chemical Connections