01/19/2015

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SAUDI ARABIA: Sipchem completes PBT resin plant; begins testing for initial start-up

The 63,000-t/y PBT project, with an estimated cost of about 600-million Saudi riyal, will primarily use butanediol feedstock from International Diol Co.  Sipchem noted that it is currently testing the main equipment of the plant in preparation for start-up, which is expected to take place within the first quarter of 2015. Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 5 Jan 2015
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)

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