Sabic, ExxonMobil study JV in SBR, BR, IIR, EPDM and carbon black

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) and ExxonMobil Chemical are investigating a joint Saudi-based project to make rubber, carbon black and thermoplastic specialty polymers to serve emerging local and international markets. The materials are listed as EPDM, TPO, Butyl, SBR/BR. The last item seems to imply a solution-based system to make solution styrene-butadiene rubber and polybutadiene rubber.

The two companies said they have begun work on a feasibility study to define a potential project that would grow their two joint petrochemical ventures at…

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