Asahi looks to Saudi Arabia to expand ACN supply

Kovac, Matt
April 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;4/2/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 60, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports that Asahi Kasei Chemicals is conducting a preliminary study to build a 200,000-250,000 tonne per year acrylonitrile (ACN) plant in Saudi Arabia to strengthen the international competitiveness of the company. The company said it plans to start commercial operations at the plant in 2012 or 2013 and is considering the use of a propane-based method to maximize capacity. The Japanese company refused to comment on possible joint venture partners in Saudi Arabia.


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