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Ibn Rushd to Build Big PP Plant and Propane Dehydro Unit

9:32 AM MDT | August 18, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Arabian Industrial Fibres Co. (Ibn Rushd; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), an affiliate of Sabic, says it will build a 525,000-m.t./year polypropylene (PP) plant at Yanbu by 2012. The company has licensed LyondellBasell’s Spheripol PP technology for the plant. It will be the largest single-train Spheripol plant ever built and will produce homo-, random, and co-polymer grades of PP, LyondellBasell says. Ibn Rushd has also decided to build a propane dehydrogenation plant, which will supply propylene to the PP unit, and it will shortly announce that project, CW has...

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