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Sipchem Starts Commercial Production of CO and Acetic Acid

4:52 AM MDT | June 7, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) has announced the commercial start-up of two units within its acetyls complex at Jubail. The company has started production at its 345,000 m.t./year carbon monoxide (CO) plant and at a 450,000- m.t./year acetic acid unit. Some of the CO will be used as raw material for acetic acid production. The rest will be utilized in other future products. The two units form part of Sipchem's phase 2 development plan. Another plant, designed to produce 330,000 m.t./year of vinyl acetate monomer will also form part of phase 2. It...

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