April 2012

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Polyurethane news from Riyadh

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) has signed a toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and methylene di-phenyl isocyanate (MDI) technology license agreement with Mitsui Chemicals, under which Mitsui will provi..

Thinnes, Billy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) has signed a toluene di-isocyanate (TDI) and methylene di-phenyl isocyanate (MDI) technology license agreement with Mitsui Chemicals, under which Mitsui will provide manufacturing technology for producing TDI and MDI. TDI and MDI are each raw materials for producing polyurethane. The agreement also provides for joint technology development in TDI/MDI, officials said. The official signing ceremony (Fig. 3) took place at SABIC headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and featured Mohamed Al-Mady, SABIC vice chairman and chief executive officer, and Toshikazu Tanaka, Mitsui Chemicals president and CEO.     Fig. 3. Executives from SABIC and

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