Filatex India to start up polyester chip plant in Gujarat in May

10 April 2012 07:58  [Source: ICIS news]

NEW DELHI (ICIS)--Filatex India plans to start up a 216,000 tonne/year poly condensation plant at Dahej, in Gujarat, in May, a company source said on Tuesday.

The company will also start a new 100,000 tonnes/year partially oriented yarn (POY) unit, said the source.

Filatex India currently operates a 68,150 tonnes/year POY/polypropylene (PP) yarn unit at Silvassa.

“It is the way to expand our business, either through building own upstream capacity or increasing product capacity,” the source said.

The company plans to source around 85% of feedstock purified terephthalic acid (PTA) locally and import the rest. The secondary raw material monoethylene glycol (MEG) will have to be sourced from the Middle East, he added.

While most of the yarn will be targeted at the domestic market, Filatex is also looking to export its POY, the source said.

Filatex currently produces POY from outsourced polyester chips.

It will continue to buy bright chips but not semi-dull chips as this will be produced at the new plant in Dahej, said the source.

Additional reporting by Malini Hariharan

By: Becky Zhang
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