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Saudi Kayan Starts Trial Production of Polycarbonate in Jubail

21 March 2011

Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company has started trial production of polycarbonate its petrochemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.

Once fully operational in 2013, the plant will have a capacity to produce 5.5 million tons of petrochemicals per year.

The production includes 260,000t/ year of polycarbonate and 140,000t/year of acetone.

Polycarbonate, a thermoplastic polymer, is used in a variety of applications including optical media, construction and housing supplies, electronics, medical equipment and automotive parts.