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Sinopec and Sabic Mark Start-up of Commercial Production at Tianjin

2:12 AM MDT | May 11, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sinopec and Sabic today announced the start-up of commercial production at their new petrochemical complex at Tianjin, China. The two companies formed Sinopec Sabic Tianjin Petrochemical Co. in November 2009, as a 50-50 joint venture to build and operate a 3-million m.t./year petrochemical complex. Initial production at the complex, based on a 1-million m.t./year ethylene plant and including eight downstream facilities, began in January this year. Earlier this month, Dow Chemical said that plants based on its Meteor process to produce 40,000 m.t./year of ethylene...

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