Volume 90 Issue 10 | p. 15 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 5, 2012

Mitsui, SABIC Link For Polyurethanes

Department: Business
Keywords: isocyanates, Saudi Arabia, Japan, technology

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) will license from Mitsui Chemicals technology for making the polyurethane raw materials toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI). SABIC plans to build isocyanates facilities in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia, by 2016. The two companies have further agreed to consider a strategic alliance in polyurethanes. SABIC lacks polyurethane manufacturing know-how, whereas Mitsui faces rising costs and a shrinking market in Japan. . . .

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