Case Studies

POLYPROPYLENE

The Saudi Polyolefins Company (SPC) polypropylene manufacturing plant is a major ($530 Million, 450,000 tonnes capacity) joint venture between National Petrochemical Industrialization Company  (NPIC (Tasnee) – a Saudi joint stock company) and Basell, the world’s largest polypropylene manufacturer.  Polypropylene is a major thermoplastic which is widely used in packaging, household utensils, children’s toys, carpets, textiles and, increasingly, in the automotive sector.

Saudi ARAMCO provides propane feedstock to the plant, which is in commercial operation.   Tasnee is responsible for regional marketing and Basell manages worldwide exports.