SABIC Develops Advanced Polypropylene Catalyst

April 1, 2010
The new catalyst has been applied commercially in the SABIC affiliate, Saudi European Petrochemical Co.

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. is developing an advanced technology for the manufacture of polypropylene. This is a fourth generation catalyst that can be used in several applications including packaging, carpets, piping, and automotive parts.

The new catalyst has been applied commercially in the SABIC affiliate, Saudi European Petrochemical Co. (IBN ZAHR). By using the catalyst, production reached nearly 30,000 tons of polypropylene as at end of March 2010. This quantity was sold to local and international markets.
Mohamed Al-Mady, SABIC Vice Chairman and CEO praised employees at the company's Technology & Innovation division, saying, "Your efforts have yielded this milestone, which is in line with the corporate goals and strategic plans of strengthening our position among the world's leading petrochemical companies.
"This milestone reflects constructive cooperation between SABIC's different sectors working as an integrated team. This will add economic value and strengthen SABIC's competitive position in the polypropylene industry and further its long-term relationships with its customers."
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