Spain's Novapet completes migration to specialty PET on one line

12 April 2013 14:30  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Spain-based Novapet is due to complete the changes necessary for a more specialty-focused output at one of its three PET lines in Barbastro on 19 April, a company source said on Friday.

By 2 May, commercial product should be available and the plant is scheduled to run at 70%.

The 100,000 tonne/year Plant 2 line, which used to produce mainly commodity PET, went down on 1 March.

The company's 30,000 tonne/year Plant 1 and 130,000 tonne/year Plant 3 are running at full rates.

This is due to continue until the end of June when output at Plant 1, the smaller speciality line, will fall to 40%.

In the summer, once Plant 2 is up to producing certain grades, the migration of Plants 1 and 2 will be under way.

($1 = €0.76)

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