SABIC starts polybutadiene operations at rubber plant

Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) said recently that it commenced commercial operations at the polybutadiene industrial rubber part of its Al-Jubail Petrochemical Company (KEMYA) joint venture with a unit of Exxon Mobil.

The Saudi firm, one of the world’s largest petrochemicals groups, added in a bourse filing that it had also begun trial operations at the ethylene propylene diene monomer unit of the KEMYA complex on Friday.

The project will supply over 400,000 metric tonnes per year of rubber, thermoplastic polymers and carbon black for domestic markets and for export to Asia, according to the statement.

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