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Sadaf - Saudi Arabia Petrochemical Company
Owned jointly by Shell Chemicals Arabia LLC and Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Sadaf was established in 1980 and began operating in 1984. It chooses to operate with the short name, Sadaf, an Arabic word for sea shells.
The company operates from one of the world's largest and most competitive petrochemical complexes in the Al Jubail industrial zone on Saudi Arabia's eastern coast. Sadaf produces some 4.7 million tonnes of building-block petrochemicals a year, primarily sold to customers in Asia Pacific.Products
|Product||Capacity metric tonnes per annum||Applications|
|Ethylene||1,100,000||Ethylene derivatives, such as polyethylene|
|Crude industrial ethanol (CIE)||300,000||Solvent and chemical intermediates|
|Ethylene dichloride (EDC)||840,000||Vinyl chloride monomer and polyvinyl chloride|
|Caustic soda (CA)||670,000||Alumina|
|Styrene monomer (SM)||1,100,000||Polystyrene and ABS|
|Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE)1||700,000||Gasoline additives as an alternative to lead|
1Sold by Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
Product stewardship summaries, which give general information about the chemicals concerned, are available for a number of our products. They can be accessed via the Shell Chemicals website.
In addition to financial investment, Shell's contribution has been to provide technology along with technical, managerial and marketing know-how. SABIC has provided financial investment, competitive feedstock and local expertise. Together, Shell and SABIC have also recruited and developed a skilled workforce, the great majority of whom are Saudi nationals.
Sadaf is both an ISO 9002 and ISO 14001 compliant company. For more information, please contact: Shell Chemicals (Middle East)
PO Box 307
Telephone: +971 4 331 6500
Fax: +971 4 332 1597