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Saudi Arabia’s Sadara Chemical Company has signed an agreement with local plastics convertor EA Juffali and Brothers for the supply of butyl tri-glycol ether (BTG) to a new facility being built in the PlasChem industrial park alongside the Sadara petrochemicals complex in Jubail.
Sadara says that Juffali will use BTG to make a number of specialty chemical products, including 5,000 tons/year of premium brake fluids, for which demand is currently growing. Juffali will be the first brake fluid producer in the Middle East and North Africa – its output will replace imports.
The agreement follows a similar deal calling for Sadara to supply Juffali with methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), which is used in the manufacturing of polyurethanes. Juffali plans to start up its complex within PlasChem in the first half of 2017 (MEES, 7 August).
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