Sabic, ExxonMobil start up Kemya JV rubber plant

Jubail, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic) has announced the commercial start-up of butadiene synthetic rubber production at its Kemya joint venture plant with ExxonMobil.

In a filing with the Saudi Stock Exchange, Tadawul, on 23 Oct, Sabic said a pilot plant for the production of urethane-based elastomers had also started at the plant.

Additionally, the company has started  pilot production of halobutyl rubber as well as polypropylene mono-diene and thermoplastic speciality polymers, the filing added.

Sabic expects to start commercial production at the…

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