Mitsubishi And SABIC Advance Saudi Pact | June 6, 2011 Issue - Vol. 89 Issue 23 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 89 Issue 23 | p. 24 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 6, 2011

Mitsubishi And SABIC Advance Saudi Pact

Department: Business
Keywords: methyl methacrylate, Lucite, Singapore
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This MMA plant in Singapore is the first to use the Lucite process.
Credit: Mitsubishi Rayon
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This MMA plant in Singapore is the first to use the Lucite process.
Credit: Mitsubishi Rayon

Mitsubishi Rayon and Saudi Basic Industries Corp. have formed a joint venture to build a 250,000-metric-ton-per-year methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant and a 40,000-metric-ton polymethyl methacrylate unit in Saudi Arabia. The two companies first announced plans for the $1 billion project in August 2009, shortly before Mitsubishi Rayon was acquired by Mitsubishi Chemical. The MMA plant, which the partners say will be the world’s largest, will implement a new process developed by Mitsubishi Rayon’s Lucite unit.

 
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