PKN Orlen to start up 600,000 tonne/year PTA plant this year

05 March 2010 16:25  [Source: ICIS news]

PRAGUE (ICIS news)--PKN Orlen plans to start up its new 600,000 tonne/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Wloclawek, Poland, during the second half of this year, the Polish oil, chemical and petrochemical group said on Friday.

Orlen said it was mainly building the plant, which will cost around €1.1bn ($1.5bn), because of a sharp increase in demand for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles in Poland.

The plant will be installed with an industrial metals recovery system designed by Envirogen Technologies, according to a statement from that company.

“The recovered metals will be recycled for use as a catalyst in the PTA manufacturing process,” said Envirogen.

Earnest Chemical, a joint venture between Chemtex International and Yu King Technology, would install the system, Envirogen said.

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By: Will Conroy
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