Leslie McCune: What is the status of Equate’s product portfolio?
Mohammad Husain: As Kuwait’s first international petrochemical joint venture (JV), Equate is the owner and single operator of a number of production units in Kuwait. These are part of the Greater Equate JV which includes The Kuwait Olefins Company (TKOC), The Kuwait Styrene Company (TKSC), Kuwait Paraxylene Production Company (KPPC) and the polypropylene plant owned by our shareholder, Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC). These produce ethylene (1.8 million tonnes p.a.), polyethylene (825,000 tonnes p.a.), ethylene glycol (1.2 million tonnes p.a.), styrene monomer (450,000 tonnes p.a.), polypropylene (140,000 tonnes p.a.), benzene (393,000 tonnes p.a.), paraxylene (829,000 tonnes p.a.) and heavy aromatics (80,000 tonnes p.a.). Our main polyethylene business lines are Linear Low Density
Polyethylene (LLDPE) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE).
LM: What are Equate’s key priorities?
MH: Equate aspires to maintain overall sustainability within a framework of global innovation, embodied by our “Partners in Success” slogan. We aim to embody sustainable excellence in every sector of our business. In addition, Equate seeks to maximise the added-value of partnerships and that has, for example, flourished into solid partnerships with plastic manufacturers. This has led to a sales increase in............. July 8, 2015