Volume 86 Issue 47 | p. 19 | Concentrates
Issue Date: November 24, 2008

SABIC, Exxon Advance Elastomers Project

Department: Business

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. and ExxonMobil Chemical are studying the construction of elastomers plants at their Al-Jubail Petrochemical and Saudi Yanbu Petrochemical joint ventures, in Jubail and Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. First proposed in November 2006, the project would cost billions of dollars. It would produce a total of more than 400,000 metric tons per year of carbon black, rubber, and specialty elastomers, including ethylene-propylene-diene monomer and butyl rubber.

 
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