Saudi Kayan Petrochemical Company (Saudi Kayan) has shipped its first export production of acetone from Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

The company said that the initial shipment weighed in at about 1,600 tonnes and it was the first shipment of acetone made in the Middle East. The cargo was bound for the Indian market.

Saudi Kayan’s acetone plant in Jubail has a capacity of 140,000 tonnes a year. Some of the capacity will be exported, while the rest will be used by other units at the Saudi Kayan complex to produce polycarbonate.

Saudi Kayan is an affiliate of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic). The Saudi Kayan complex will have a total capacity of 5.5 million-t/y when fully completed.