The project includes building a plant for the production of ethyl acetate (EA) and butyl acetate (BA), with an annual capacity of up to 150,000 tons. The plant is based at Jubail Industrial City. The feedstock is both acetic acid (to be supplied by the International Company Acetyl, a subsidiary of Sipchem) and ethanol, which will be imported from abroad.
The end product, ethyl acetate (EA), is used as a solvent in inks, industrial liquids, pallets among other uses.
The plant falls under the third phase of Sipchem's projects.