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Sabic backs catalysis research at Kaust

Riyadh, May 22, 2010

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic), a top petrochemical company in Saudi Arabia, recently donated $1 million to endow a special chair in polymer catalysis at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (Kaust).

“For Sabic, catalysis holds special interest due to our ongoing need for novel, high-performance catalysts that can be used in new and existing Sabic products and processes,” said Dr Abdulrahman Al-Ubaid, executive vice president, technology and innovation, Sabic.

He added that the company’s quest for excellence in catalysis will be further supported through Sabic grants for post-doctoral fellowships and sponsorship of further research at Kaust.

Catalysis research belongs to the material science and engineering focus area within Kaust.

By endowing the chair, Sabic seeks to create a world-class centre of excellence in polymer catalysis based on a synergistic collaboration between the newly endowed Kaust chair and Sabic’s own well-established expertise in catalyst development, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service




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