A world beating PMDI unit is a key component of the Aramco/Dow JV’s giant complex, which will crack naphtha and ethane to produce a broad range of petchems.

The Sadara JV of state petroleum firm Saudi Aramco and US firm Dow Chemical has announced the production of commercial quantities of on-specification liquid polymeric methylene diphenyl diisocayanate (PMDI) and butyl glycidil ether (BGE) – both new products to Saudi Arabia.

The key PMDI plant is the Middle East’s...