Saudi Arabia’s TSOC eyes new butyl-A start up in 2H 2013

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.

By: Samuel Wong

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