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Al-Waha starts up new PP plant

By Gerald Ondrey |

Al-Waha Petrochemical Co. (Dubai, UAE) has successfully started up its new complex in Al-Jubail Industrial City which includes a 450,000 ton/yr polypropylene (PP) plant based on LyondellBasell’s (www.lyondellbasell.com) Spherizone process technology. Al-Waha was formed in 2006 and is a joint venture between Sahara Petrochemicals Co. (75%) and LyondellBasell (25%).  The largest of its kind in the world, Al-Waha’s Spherizone PP plant will supply customers with products exhibiting a range of properties and performance attributes.   Applications to be targeted include tapes to produce woven fabrics, injection molded products, and film. At a later stage, Al-Waha will also supply grades used in fiber and nonwoven applications, and a wide range of random copolymers used in consumer and packaging applications. Pipe producers also will benefit from industry-leading Spherizone polypropylene resins used in high-performance pipe applications.    Al-Waha’s PP resins will be marketed globally by LyondellBasell, including a firm commitment to the Middle East market for value added products. This joint venture enables the global polyolefins leader to supply heterophasic and random copolymers to the Middle East…
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