2000 News Story

SABIC produces new catalyst for Butene-1 production

The research and development complex of Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has developed a new catalyst, named 'SAB-CAT-1', for the production of butene-1. This follows SABIC's previous achievement in developing a technology ('Alpha Butol') for manufacturing butene-1, carried out in collaboration with the French petroleum institute, with which it now shares the licensing rights. The new catalyst, to be produced at the R & D complex in Riyadh, will initially serve the Petrokemya company, and then the 19 butene-1 plants licensed so far by SABIC.