Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Al-Waha starts up Propane Dehydrogenation unit
Al-Waha starts up Propane Dehydrogenation unit
28
Oct '09
Al-Waha Petrochemical Company has successfully started up its new complex in Al-Jubail Industrial City which includes a 450 KT per year polypropylene plant based on LyondellBasell's Spherizone process technology. Al-Waha was formed in 2006 and is a joint venture between Sahara Petrochemicals Company and LyondellBasell.

“By joining forces, we have developed a world-class complex with integrated Middle East-advantaged production costs and a highly competitive mix of polypropylene products in close proximity to our target markets of KSA, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East,” said Omar Bahobail, president of Al-Waha. “With LyondellBasell's advanced polypropylene technology and its global marketing capabilities, this joint venture will maintain a robust and profitable operation in an increasingly challenging industry.”

World's largest Spherizone process plant
The largest of its kind in the world, Al-Waha's Spherizone polypropylene plant will supply customers with products exhibiting a range of properties and performance attributes unmatched in the industry.

“Our joint venture brings global benchmark LyondellBasell polypropylene grades to our target markets offering significant performance advantages,” explained Mitchell Killeen, Divisional vice president of LyondellBasell polypropylene and polyethylene business for Africa, Middle East and Indian sub-continent. “Spherizone process resins will enable our customers to access new applications and markets with products that deliver superior value.” 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.

Supply from local sources
Al-Waha's polypropylene 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 from local assets for the first time.

“Al-Waha 's Middle East production assets, coupled with LyondellBasell's existing marketing network in United Arab Emirates, Egypt, India and North Africa, demonstrate our commitment to growth in the Middle East and Asia as well as Europe,” said Killeen.

Lyondell Chemical Company

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th May 2017

Lenzing unleashes new eco-friendly fibre

There's a new eco-friendly fibre on the anvil—Austrian speciality...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

PVH Corp Q1 2017 revenue rises 4%

The first quarter revenue of fiscal 2017 at apparel marketer PVH Corp ...

Courtesy: Levi Strauss & Co

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

LS&Co. to fund water saving solutions

LS&Co. will fund to the tune of more than $350,000 the solutions...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Nitin Bhatia
Trend Arrest

Setting up a brand for online selling is easy, but running the brand is not

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search