Sabic, Mitsubishi starts commercial operations at Saudi MMA, PMMA plants

Sabic, Mitsubishi starts commercial operations at Saudi MMA, PMMA plants

11:38 AM, 7th April 2018
Sabic, Mitsubishi starts commercial operations at Saudi MMA, PMMA plants
SAMAC, a 50:50 joint venture begins production of high-value products at Jubail plants.

JUBAIL, SAUDI ARABIA: Sabic has completed the pilot operation of the methyl methacrylate monomer (MMA) and polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) plants and the commencement of commercial operations.

The plants are operated by The Saudi Methacrylates Co (SAMAC), a 50:50 joint venture between Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Sabic.

The MMA plant has a 250,000-metric-ton annual capacity, while the PMMA plant has an annual capacity of 40,000 metric tonnes. These new high-value products will diversify materials used in industrial clusters, thus allowing expansion and further diversification in Saudi Arabia’s industrial sector, besides creating new global opportunities in the downstream industries such as construction, automotive, electronics, medical technologies and appliances.

“Our strategic joint venture with MCC broadens our speciality portfolio by drawing on the technological expertise of MCC, owner of the world-class Alpha technology. We are committed to serving the global and local markets, and supporting the development of downstream growth in Saudi Arabia in line with Saudi Vision 2030,” said Abdulrahman Al-Fageeh, Sabic executive vice president, petrochemicals.

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