SAUDI ARABIA: Sabic develops 2nd generation PE & PP utilizing waste fats, oils as feedstock

Sabic, noting it is the "first" petrochemicals company to be able to produce renewable second generation PE and PP, said the products can be converted readily on their customers' existing equipment, with no investment needed.

"We have optimized our technology to allow the production of renewable PP and PE using renewable feedstocks, which are . . . not in direct competition with the food chain, with equal performance to those produced with fossil fuels," explained Mark Vester, business leader for linear low-density and low-density PE.

The new product will initially be produced at the company's production facilities in Geleen, the Netherlands.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 19 May 2014
(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)