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ExxonMobil Selected for Sipchem’s LDPE-EVA Plant...

8:07 AM MDT | June 1, 2009

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) has signed a technology license agreement with ExxonMobil Chemical for a previously announced 200,000-m.t./year tubular high-pressure, low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) plant at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia ( CW, May 18/25, p. 19). The plant will be built as part of Sipchem’s third manufacturing complex with completion expected at the end of 2013. The Ministry of Petroleum (Riyadh) has allocated ethane to Sipchem that will be processed to ethylene by Sabic at Al Jubail. Sabic will...

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