Chemical profile: Middle East polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

The Middle East’s bottle grade PET capacity decreased in 2017 when SABIC in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia reduced production capacity from 750,000 tonnes/year to a 420,000 tonne/year operating rate for cost optimisation. JBF’s 400,000 tonne/year Ras Al Khaimah facility in the UAE stopped production in June for a number of reasons.

Read the latest chemical profile by ICIS markets editor, Ruth Loh Xiu, which provides an overview of uses, technology, supply/demand and prices for Middle East PET to help you make more informed business decisions in 2018.

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