Sadara, E A Juffali sign pact

October 2015

Sadara Chemical Company and E A Juffali & Brothers have signed a second supply agreement for butyl tri-glycol ether (BTG) following the successful execution of a methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) supply deal in July.
 With this new agreement, Sadara will supply BTG to one of the new plants that will be built in the planned Juffali chemical production complex to be housed among other plants in PlasChem Park in Saudi Arabia’s Jubail Industrial City II, said a statement from Sadara.

The new Juffali complex will consist of several manufacturing plants designed to produce highly differentiated chemicals and products slated for use in Saudi Arabia’s various industries, it said.

Some of the plants will receive a direct feed of Sadara’s products, namely the MDI and BTG plants that have been announced thus far, while other plants will rely on raw materials provided by other suppliers, it added.

The PlasChem Park where the new Juffali complex will reside, among other downstream manufacturers, is adjacent to the Sadara Chemical Complex and covers a 12 sq km area. It is a unique industrial platform and a collaborative effort between the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) and Sadara, and is positioned for the development of new value-added downstream manufacturing and business opportunities, said the statement.

The Juffali BTG project will encompass several speciality chemical products and includes production of about 5,000 tonnes per year of different grades of premium brake fluids, it added.

It will be the first brake fluid production unit in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) and will supply the Middle East’s growing demand for these products, replacing imports, it said.

Mohammad Alazzaz, director of Value Park at Sadara, said: “This BTG supply agreement is yet another milestone achievement between Sadara and Juffali. The Juffali BTG project will produce auto brake fluids to meet the local and regional demand, and can reduce or even eliminate the import of these products and enhance the value derived from chemical production in the local economy.”

Sadara, an alliance between Saudi Aramco and The Dow Chemical Company, is constructing in Jubail Industrial City the world’s largest chemical complex ever built in a single phase with 26 integrated world-scale manufacturing plants that will produce more than three million tonnes of products every year.

E A Juffali & Brothers was established in 1946 by three brothers Ebrahim, Ali and Ahmed Abdullah Juffali.

“Over the years we continued to grow with the nation, developing alliances with many world-leading brands. Today, there is hardly a sector in which Juffali is not represented and our list of international partners reads like a ‘who’s who’ of market leaders,” a company text said.

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