The commissioning followed completion of testing the equipment of the plant, which will operate with a production capacity of 4,000 metric tons of EVA films.
The plant, which costs nearly SAR 150 million, is located in Hail.
Wahaj is co-owned by Hanwha Chemical Corporation of South Korea (HCC).
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WAHAJ manufactures casting, extrusion and refinement molds. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Specialized Products Company operates as a subsidiary of Sipchem Chemicals Company.The first facility at Hail will produce 4,000 MTPA of EVA films and the second, located at Riyadh, will manufacture steel moulds and dies for plastic converters.
WAHAJ plans to establish a 4,000 mt/year ethyl vinyl acetate plant at Hail in Saudi Arabia and another plastic moulds manufacturing facility in Riyadh.
A Sipchem Hail EVA-film plant started in mid-2014.
SIPCHEM owns a 75% stake in SSPC while South Korean Hanwha Chemicals owns 25%.
This project is the first of its kind in the Gulf region, located in Hail Industrial City. The total estimated cost of the project is SR150 million. EVA film is used to make the panels for solar cells generating electricity from solar energy.