US personal care ingredients maker Colonial Chemical is to inaugurate a manufacturing facility in Dammam, Saudi Arabia on 17 January.
The plant was built by Colonial Chemical Middle East Arabia (CCME), a joint venture between Colonial Chemical and its Saudi partners, Sadeem Investments and Earth Reservoir for Oil & Gas.
The new facility will manufacture speciality chemicals and surfactants to meet the demand of service companies and formulators in the consumer and personal care, oil and gas, mining and other industries.
“The state-of-the-art facility brings manufacturing technologies and capabilities on a large scale allowing our customers within Saudi Arabia and the region to meet the IKTIVA and Vision 2030 of the country,” the company said in a statement.
The facility will also provide a secure sourcing point for the larger Middle East region taking advantage of local feedstocks.
“We are very excited about the new venture and the very positive response we have had from the market. We look forward to developing the business and making Colonial Chemical ME Arabia a strong contributor to growth in the region,” said chairman David Anderson Sr.