Saudi Polymers' Al Jubail complex in Saudi Arabia to remain offline for the remainder of 2012, anticipated to restart in January; plant has capacity of 1.16 million tonnes/year of ethylene, 1.1 million tonnes/year of PE

NEW YORK , December 21, 2012 () – Saudi Polymers' Al Jubail complex will continue to be offline for the rest of Dec 2012 and is anticipated to restart in Jan 2013. The complex has the capacity to manufacture 1.16 M tonnes/y of ethylene, 1.1 M tonnes/y of polyethylene, 430,000 tonnes/y of propylene, 400,000 tonnes of polypropylene, 200,000 tonnes/y of polystyrene and 100,000 tonnes/y of 1-hexene. The site was closed on 10 Nov 2012 because of technical problems. Original Source: ICIS Chemical Business,, Copyright Reed Business Information Limited 2012.

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