Celanese has started a 50,000 metric tonne polyacetal manufacturing facility in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia. The facility has completed performance runs for all polyacetal grades and achieved full production rates. Construction of the facility is part of an extension of the Ibn Sina joint venture between SABIC and CTE. CTE is a company jointly owned by subsidiaries of Celanese and Duke Energy. Celanese’s economic interest in Ibn Sina will increase from 25 % to a total of 32.5 %.
The polyacetal facility will uses methanol as feedstock which is produced at Ibn Sina. Polyacetal is a differentiated, high value-added product mainly used in automobile and electronics industries in addition to mechanical and construction manufacturers and other industrial applications.
Celanese, SABIC, and Duke Energy entered into the Ibn Sina joint venture in 1981. Subsidiaries of Celanese and Duke Energy each currently hold a 25 % ownership interest in the joint venture, with the remaining 50 % held by SABIC.
- Celanese Corporation, Irving, TX, USA
- Ibn Sina, Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia