Thailand’s Indorama Ventures restarts Lopburi PET unit

19 April 2012 15:20  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Thailand’s Indorama Ventures has restarted its 178,000 tonne/year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle chip plant in Lopburi, Thailand, after shutting it last year to repair flood damage, the polyester manufacturer said on Thursday.

The plant was shut on 23 September 2011 due to flooding, Indorama said.

The company added that the plant will ramp up production steadily, and is expected to be fully operational by May 2012.

Indorama said the plant mainly produces bottle-grade PET for major consumer goods companies in Thailand.

The company has another 91,000 tonnes of PET capacity at its site in Rayong, on the east coast of Thailand, it added.

Indorama is one of the world’s largest PET bottle chip producers, with a combined global capacity of 3.2m tonnes/year.

Additional reporting by Trisha Huang

By: Leigh Stringer
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