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Sabic to Build Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Plant

9:15 AM MDT | July 6, 2012

Jacobs Engineering has been awarded a design contract by Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, to develop a process design and front-end engineering design package for an ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMW PE) plant to be constructed at Kayan’s manufacturing complex at Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The plant will have a production capacity of 35,000 m.t./year and use ethylene feedstock from Kayan’s existing olefins plant. Sabic will use its own process technology. UHMW PE is used in applications that include batteries and industrial...

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