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Sipchem PBT plant to start production in the fourth quarter

9:25 AM MDT | March 9, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) announced today that its affiliate Sipchem Chemicals Co. plans to commission a polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plant at Al Jubail in the fourth quarter of this year. The plant, designed to produce 63,000 m.t./year of PBT, is currently 77% complete. ThyssenKrupp Uhde is the engineering contractor.   Sipchem is investing about 600 million Saudi riyals ($160 million) in the new facility. It will receive butanediol feedstock from International Diol Co., another Sipchem affiliate...

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