We are also excited to become the first producer of ethylene dichloride
in the UAE and to later bringing vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride production to the country as part of phase II of the project."
The production capacity of the first phase of the plant is expected to be 130,000 tonnes per year of caustic soda and 160,000 tonnes per year of ethylene dichloride
. Shaheen envisages a second phase of the project, which will double caustic soda production capacity and begin production of vinyl chloride and polyvinyl chloride.
VCM is produced by hydro-chlorination of acetylene and the de-hydro-chlorination of ethylene dichloride
. This process is polluting the environment and is highly energy consuming but the low cost of coal fields gives an advantage to China.
Affected sources are those facilities that generate or produce the following HAPs of concern above the OSHA thresholds: 1,3-butadiene, 1,3-dichloropropene, acetaldehyde, chloroform, ethylene dichloride
, hexachlorobenzene, methylene chloride, quinoline, hydrazine, and compounds of arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, and nickel.
The agreements were signed with three Saudi banks: Banque Saudi Fransi, Riyad Bank and The Saudi British Bank, to provide Islamic commercial financing for the development of SAMAPCOs Ethylene Dichloride
and Caustic Soda petrochemical project located in Jubail Industrial City.
Moreover, Ineos supplies ethylene and ethylene dichloride
and also vinyl chloride monomer which is also supplied by the acquired business.
The project is a joint venture between Sahara and state-run mining firm Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden) and has a production capacity of 250,000 T of caustic soda and 300,000 T of ethylene dichloride
Product Old Capacities Expanded Capacities (one million (one million metric tons) metric tons) Ethylene 162 207 Propylene 74 114 Vinyl Chloride 152 166 Ethylene Dichloride
96.8 110.8 Polyvinyl Chloride 120 138.2 Product Terminal Applications Ethylene Upper-most Plastic Raw Materials Propylene Acrylic Plates Vinyl Chloride Plastic Pipes and Leathers Ethylene Dichloride
Construction and Decoration Materials Polyvinyl Chloride Plastic Pipes Source: Formosa Plastics Corp.
20 in the Gulf of Aden just hours after they tried to hijack a Malaysian-operated tanker that was carrying 23 Filipino crew and about $10 million worth of lubricating oil and ethylene dichloride
The project is a joint venture between the state-run miner and Sahara Petrochemicals Co and has a production capacity of 250,000 tonnes per year of caustic soda and 300,000 tpy of ethylene dichloride
Synthesis of the two materials will turn out Ethylene Dichloride
(EDC), which if processed further with cracker will produce vinyl chloride monomer (VCM).