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Middle East polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in profile

The Middle East’s bottle grade PET capacity decreased in 2017 when SABIC in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia reduced production capacity from 750,000 tonnes/year to a 420,000 tonne/year operating rate for cost optimisation. JBF’s 400,000 tonne/year Ras Al Khaimah facility in the UAE stopped production in June for a number of reasons.

Read the latest chemical profile by ICIS markets editor, Ruth Loh Xiu, which provides an overview of uses, technology, supply/demand and prices for Middle East PET to help you make more informed business decisions in 2018.

About the author

Ruth Loh Xiu

Ruth Loh Xiu started writing professionally after graduating from The University of Queensland with a degree in microbiology, with a minor in biomedical science. She has been covering the recycled polyethylene terephthalate, Asia and middle-eastern polyethylene terephthalate, and Asian polyethylene pipe markets at ICIS since August 2017.

The entire report can be requested here



US Propylene production set to expand in 2018

With the start-up of a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit and several crackers, propylene capacity in the US is set to expand in 2018, while downstream capacity remains steady.

Find out more about the US propylene market in the latest ICIS outlook article written by markets editor Jessie Waldheim.

The full article can be downloaded here