SABIC and ExxonMobil partner on elastomers project in Saudi Arabia


Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) and ExxonMobil Chemical will construct an elastomers facility at the Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (Kemya) manufacturing complex in Saudi Araba.

Kemya is a 50-50 joint venture between SABIC and Exxon Chemical Arabia Inc., an affiliate of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. The companies have approved the next stage of project development engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), and construction is anticipated to be finished in 2015.

The facility will have the capacity to produce up to 400,000 tons per year of product, including halobutyl, styrene butadiene, polybutadiene, and ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubbers, thermoplastic specialty polymers, and carbon black and will serve the local markets, the Middle East and Asia.

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