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Sadara successfully starts up first solution polyethylene plant in Middle East

The plant is the first to come on stream among the 26 world scale manufacturing plants that are being built in the Sadara complex in Jubail Industrial City II

Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), the world’s largest chemical complex ever built in a single phase, has successfully started up its first production plant, moving on schedule from the construction to the operational phase.

Sadara’s first product – Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) – was produced in the company’s polyethylene plant using proprietary technology from The Dow Chemical Company.

The plant is the first Solution PE plant in the Middle East and is designed to produce products for specialty applications such as the manufacture of food grade plastics, industrial and consumer packaging and health and hygiene films.

Ziad Al-Labban, Chief Executive Officer of Sadara, thanked all those involved in making the Sadara dream a reality, saying, “We’ve made history! The successful start-up of the first production facility is a major milestone for Sadara, thanks to the great teamwork between Sadara’s employees and with the support from our stakeholders and partners.”

The plant is the first to come on stream among the 26 world scale manufacturing plants that are being built in the Sadara complex in Jubail Industrial City II.

“We are continuing with our commissioning and start up efforts to bring the remaining 25 units on stream safely, efficiently and effectively,” Al-Labban added.

Sadara has to date achieved more than 60 percent Saudization as construction of the Sadara complex reached 97 percent completion by November, 2015.