Celanese Announces Successful Startup of Polyacetal Facility of Ibn Sina Joint Venture


Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a global technology and specialty
materials company, today announced an update with respect to the Ibn
Sina joint venture and its construction of a 50,000 metric tonne
polyacetal manufacturing facility in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi

Celanese has confirmed that the facility has completed performance runs
for all polyacetal grades and achieved full production rates resulting
in the successful startup of the plant; therefore, the facility has been
officially declared commercially operational. As previously announced,
upon successful startup of the polyacetal facility, Celanese’s economic
interest in Ibn Sina will increase from 25 percent to a total of 32.5
percent, providing further financial benefits for Celanese.

Ibn Sina is a joint venture between SABIC and CTE, a company jointly
owned by subsidiaries of Celanese and Duke Energy. Celanese, SABIC and
Duke Energy entered into the Ibn Sina joint venture in 1981.
Construction of the polyacetal facility is part of an extension of the
Ibn Sina joint venture. Subsidiaries of Celanese and Duke Energy each
currently hold a 25 percent ownership interest in the joint venture,
with the remaining 50 percent held by SABIC.

The polyacetal facility will utilize methanol as feedstock which is
produced internally at Ibn Sina. Polyacetal is a differentiated, high
value-added product mainly used in automobile and electronics industries
in addition to mechanical and construction manufacturers and other
industrial applications.

About Celanese

Celanese Corporation is a global technology leader in the production
of differentiated chemistry solutions and specialty materials used in
most major industries and consumer applications. Our two complementary
business cores, Acetyl Chain and Materials Solutions, use the full
breadth of Celanese’s global chemistry, technology and business
expertise to create value for our customers and the corporation. As we
partner with our customers to solve their most critical business needs,
we strive to make a positive impact on our communities and the world
through The Celanese Foundation. Based in Dallas, Celanese employs
approximately 7,500 employees worldwide and had 2016 net sales of $5.4
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Source: Celanese Corporation