Customer Focus: Saudi Industrial Resins (SIR)

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Our methacrylates are used in an enormous number of varied and interesting applications around the globe and we are always delighted to showcase our customers as part of our FreeFlow publication .

In our last edition, we focussed on the dynamic region of the Middle East, which is where one of our long-standing customers Saudi Industrial Resins (SIR) is based.

The evolving needs of the world mean that materials innovation is key and SIR, a joint venture between listed speciality company Ashland and a number of Saudi individuals, are certainly focussed on this task. Not only are they concentrating on progression in engineered stone but they are looking at developing non-metallic solutions to replace steel for the important pipe and tank sector where anti-corrosion and chemical resistance is so key.

With two production facilities in the region and a third under development, there is no doubt that SIR are well placed to serve the growing Middle East market. Their site infrastructure, particularly in Jubail, means that they can add capacity quickly and at low costs. Add that to the support they have from the increasing range of petrochemical-based raw materials produced in Saudi Arabia and it is clear that SIR have a winning formulation.

Construction of the Saudi Methacrylate Company’s 250kte MMA plant in Jubail will no doubt be a welcome addition for SIR for whom continuity of supply is key.

Nick Judd, SIR’s Executive Director says “We value the strong relationship that we have developed over the many years of working together with LI.”

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