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NatPet Diversifies Downstream, Completes Reliability Tests

9:03 AM MST | December 8, 2011 | Natasha Alperowicz

NatPet (Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a subsidiary of the Alujain Group, is diversifying downstream into plastics processing, using polypropylene (PP) from its 400,000 m.t./year Yanbu operations. The company is planning three downstream projects, including geotextiles as well as two as yet undisclosed operations. NatPet has already signed an agreement with partner Low & Bonar to build the geotexiles manufacturing facility at Yanbu. Geotextiles are permeable fabrics widely used in infrastructure and civil engineering. NatPet plans to sign a contract for the...

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