Sadara starts full commercial operations of its chemical complex in Jubail

Sadara Chemical CompanySadara chemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. (Image source: Sadara)Saudi Arabia-based Sadara Chemical Company has announced the commercial start-up of its toluene di isocyanate (TDI) facility, noting that the production of commercial quantities of TDI marks the full commercial operation of all facilities in the complex

Sadara is the largest chemical complex ever built in a single phase.

Located in Jubail Industrial City II, the TDI unit consists of three integrated units that will produce di nitro toluene (DNT), toluene di amine (TDA) and toluene di isocyanate (TDI), said the company in a statement.

According to the company, the production of TDI can widely be used in the production of furniture, mattresses and cushioning, as well as car seats. It can further be used in a variety of industrial purposes such as the production of coatings, adhesives, sealants, specialty foams and other industrial products.

Commenting on the commercial operation, Ziad Al-Labban, CEO of Sadara, stated, “Sadara has come a long way in the last six years, from the signing of the original agreement between our shareholders, Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, to Sadara’s official inauguration last November by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, to today’s commercial operation of all plants at the Sadara complex.”

Al-Labban further noted that the petrochemical and chemical products from Sadara complex is expecting to spur the Kingdom’s industrial growth across various sectors including automotive, construction, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals and consumer goods.

Sadara is a joint venture developed by the Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company. Comprising 26 world scale manufacturing units, the Sadara complex is the first in the Middle East region to use refinery liquids, such as naphtha, as feedstock. The company aims to create more value in generating investment, innovation, economic growth and employment opportunities to the Saudi citizens.

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