Saudi SABIC opens thermoplastics, PP compounding facility in Jubail

20 May 2013 16:49  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--SABIC has opened its first engineering thermoplastics compounding facility, along with a new polypropylene (PP) compounding plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, the company said on Monday.

The facility is based at the site of SABIC’s manufacturing affiliate, Saudi Specialty Chemicals Company, the Saudi Arabia-based company added.

“Both the engineering thermoplastics compounding and polypropylene investments bring SABIC closer to its customers in the Middle East, Africa, Turkey and India, enabling them to get to market faster,” said SABIC CEO Mohamed Al-Mady.

The thermoplastics compounding plant will produce materials for the consumer electronics, healthcare, transportation, building and construction industries, while the PP compounding plant will produce glass, chalk and talc-filled grades, SABIC added.

The company did not disclose financial or capacity details about the new plants.

By: Tom Brown
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