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Kuwaiti Firm Plans Major PTA-PET Complex at Jubail

8:39 AM MST | January 6, 2012

Qurain Petrochemical Industries (Kuwait City) is planning to build a $1-billion integrated polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins complex at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. It will be designed to make 1 million m.t./year of purified terephthalic acid (PTA) and 800,000 m.t./year of PET. The company will source para-xylene feedstock from a nearby refinery, Sheikh Mubarak Abdullah Al Mubarak Al Sabah, chairman of Qurain says. The company has appointed IHS to advise on the investment, Sheikh Mubarak says. The complex will support the downstream conversion industry in Saudi...

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