Evonik Industries AG produces a wide range of specialty chemicals that support the health and nutrition industry, as well as providers of resource efficiency and specialty materials. Through its Baby Care business line, Evonik is one of the world's leading producers of super absorbent polymer.
To address the increasing demand, Evonik, the technology licensor, established a joint venture, SAPCO, with SAAC, itself a joint venture of Tasnee and Sahara. Tasnee produces titanium dioxide, lead, chlorine, and derivative products; and with Sahara, polyolefins.
SAAC together with Dow Chemical as the joint venture SAMCO owns a state-of-the-art production facility for glacial acrylic acid, the key ingredient of super absorbent polymer.
The SAPCO joint venture invested in a new facility for full grassroots production of super absorbent polymer. The building, on Tasnee property, and fully integrated in its existing facilities in Jubail, is 80 meters (260 feet) long, 50 meters (165 feet) wide, and 60 meters (200 feet) high.