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Sabic Closes Part of U.K. Aromatics Complex

July 16, 2008 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sabic Europe says it plans to close its Aromatics 2 unit at the Sabic U.K. Petrochemicals complex near Seal Sands and its para-xylene production facility at Wilton, U.K. at the end of this year. Both plants are in the Teesside, U.K. region. Plans also include an upgrade of the remaining Aromatics 1 plant near Seal Sands. the company says that the economics of the units that will be closed have become unviable. Sabic will restructure its aromatics product portfolio, following the closures. The proposed closure of Aromatics 2 and para-xylene facilities will...

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