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Kayan, Sadara, and SAAC form jv to build world's largest butanol plant

12:54 PM MST | December 26, 2012 | Natasha Alperowicz

Saudi Kayan, Sadara, and Saudi Acrylic Acid Co. (SAAC) today signed an agreement to establish the Saudi Butanol Co., which will produce butanol to support growth of the paints and coatings industry in Saudi Arabia. The previously announced project will be designed to produce 330,000 m.t./year of n-butanol and 11,000 m.t./year of isobutanol, and will cost an estimated 1.94 billion Saudi riyals ($517.1 million). Kayan is a Sabic affiliate, while Sadara is a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical. SAAC is an affiliate of National...

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