CHINAPLAS '13: SABIC to start up new Yanbu PET plant in Q4 2013

20 May 2013 08:57  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--Saudi Arabia’s SABIC plans to start up its new 420,000 tonne/year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Yanbu at the end of 2013, SABIC’s vice president for manufacturing (Yanbu), Awadh M. Al-Maker said on Monday.

The plant was originally expected to start up by the end of first-quarter 2013.

He did not give a reason for the deferred start-up.

He was speaking at the sidelines of Chinaplas, a four-day exhibition which started on 20 May.

SABIC currently operates a 330,000 tonne/year PET plant at Yanbu.

By: Chow Bee Lin
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