Saudi Arabia's Sadara starts up TDI plant at Jubail complex

18 September 2017 04:52 Source:ICIS News

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Sadara Chemical started up its toluene diisocyanate (TDI) facility in Jubail, Saudi Arabia on 16 September, the company’s listed subsidiary said on Sunday.

The facility has a 200,000 tonne/year TDI capacity.

It consists of three integrated units that will produce di nitro toluene (DNT), toluene di amine (TDA), and TDI, according to the statement issued by Sadara Basic Services Company to the Saudi Stock Exchange or Tadawul.

The TDI plant is among the 26 units that comprise Sadara’s petrochemical complex in Jubail.

Sadara, which is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and US’ Dow Chemical, is the world’s largest chemicals complex built in a single phase and will produce more than 3m tonnes/year of high-value performance plastics and specialty chemical products.

By Pearl Bantillo