India’s Dhunseri plans to start up Haldia PET unit over weekend

14 September 2012 04:48  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--India’s Dhunseri Petrochem and Tea is planning to start up its polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin plant at Haldia, West Bengal, on 15-16 September for commercial production, a company source said on Friday.

The unit has a nameplate capacity of 210,000 tonnes and will more than double the company’s bottle chip capacity in India to 410,000 tonnes, the source added.

“Mechanical construction was completed in August, and the new line has already gone through trial runs,” said the source.

The company will also start up a 440,000 tonne/year PET bottle resin plant in Egypt at the end of the first quarter of 2013, the source said. The project will be named Egyptian Indian Polyester and will be the first bottle resin plant in north Africa.

Dhunseri was formerly known as South Asian Petrochem Ltd (SAPL).

By: Yu Guo
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