Saudi to open first polyacetal plant by 2017

Production from plant to begin in the first months of next year

Picture for illustrative purpose only.
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Saudi Arabia's National Methanol Co. will start production at its first 50,000 tonne-per-year polyacetal plant by early 2017.

Speaking at the GPCA's PlastiCon 2016 in Dubai, Saleh Al-Zahrani, senior manager of Sabic's polyacetal, said the plant is scheduled to be fully operational in the first months of next year.

The project, also known as Ibn Sina, is a 50% owned by Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), with Celanese Corp and an affiliate of Duke Energy Corp each owning a 25% stake.

The 7th edition of the Plastics Conversion Conference took place on the 11-12th of January at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dubai Internaitonal Financial District.

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