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Sabic Closes Part of U.K. Aromatics Complex

10:00 AM MDT | July 22, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Sabic Europe says it plans to close the Aromatics 2 production unit at the company’s petrochemical complex near Seal Sands, U.K. and a para-xylene production facility at Wilton, U.K. at the end of this year. Both sites are located in the Teesside, U.K. region. Sabic’s plans also include an upgrade of the remaining Aromatics 1 plant near Seal Sands. The economics of the units to be closed have become unviable, the company says. Sabic will restructure its aromatics product portfolio following the proposed closures. The closures will affect about 200...

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