Saudi Arabia’s Sadara Chemical Company has successfully started up its first linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) production plant at its Jubail complex, reported ICIS.

“The plant is designed to produce 375,000 [tons/year] of products used in specialty applications, such as the manufacture of food grade plastics, industrial and consumer packaging and health and hygiene films,” the company said.

According to Trade Arabia, the plant is the first Solution PE plant in the Middle East.

Sadara is a joint venture developed by the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), and The Dow Chemical Company, enjoying a total investment of about $20b and 26 world-scale manufacturing units.