Saudi Kayan Ships First Export Production of Acetone20 Jan 2011 • by Natalie Aster
SABIC affiliate- Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (Saudi Kayan) has shipped its first export production of Acetone- 1,600 metric ton shipment from the Port of Jubail. Acetone is part of the phenolic chain used to make Methyl Methacrylate (MMA), Polycarbonate (PC), solvents, adhesives and paints. This is also the first shipment of Acetone from the Middle East. SABIC noted that the shipment is bound for manufacturing customers in the Indian market, and that some of the Acetone produced at the plant will be also used by other units at Saudi Kayan to produce high-value PC. The nameplate capacity of the Acetone plant at Saudi Kayan is 140,000 tpa.