Saudi Petchems: Smaller Plants Advance


Saudi Arabia’s smaller petchems firms are completing plants among a projects slate dominated by the Sadara and Petro Rabigh-2 ‘megaprojects’. Sipchem says construction of a SR600mn ($160mn) 63,000 tons/year polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) plant at Jubail is three-quarters complete. It expects Q4 start-up. PBT is a specialized thermoplastics polymer used in automotive, electronics and IT manufacturing.