Thai Indorama will add PET capacity to China unit by April 2012

13 December 2011 03:50  [Source: ICIS news]

MELBOURNE (ICIS)--Thailand-based Indorama Ventures Ltd (IVL) plans to start commercial production at its expanded polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle chip plant in China’s Guangdong province in late April 2012, a company source said on Tuesday.

The company is adding two lines totalling 300,000 tonnes to an existing 100,000 tonne/year line at Kaiping in the southern Guangdong province, which will boost the nameplate capacity of the plant to 400,000 tonnes/year.

Indorama is the world’s biggest PET producer with a global capacity of 3.2m tonnes.

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By: Trisha Huang

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