Sabic Taps Korean Tech

Saudi petrochemicals giant Sabic has concluded negotiations with Korea’s SK Global Chemical on a $640mn JV which will give it 50% of SK’s 230,000 tons/year specialty polyolefins plant at Ulsan, which was started up in May, and in its proprietary Nexlene process technology.

Sabic says the JV aims to expand its manufacturing capacity with the construction and operation of other plants globally, all incorporating Nexlene technology. When Sabic...