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Sipchem PBT plant to start production in fourth quarter

8:33 AM MDT | March 17, 2014

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

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