Lucite Negotiates MMA Venture in Saudi Arabia

May 2007
Chemical Week;5/23/2007, Vol. 169 Issue 18, p18
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The article reports that Lucite International has signed a preliminary agreement with Saudi International Petrochemical to build a methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The plant would have capacity for 250,000 m.t./year of MMA and be completed in 2011, Lucite says. It would receive carbon monoxide and methanol feedstock from Sipchem, which is building an acetyls complex at Al Jubail. Sipchem is also planning an ethylene plant.


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