Egypt's EIPET to have commercial PET from new plant by August

02 May 2013 16:12  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--EIPET will have commercial polyethylene terephthalate (PET) available to the market in August 2013 from its new plant in Ain Sokhna, Egypt, a market source said on Thursday.

"It is going on stream as on date and we expect to get commercial production by August 2013," the source said. The plant is due to be up and running in July.

The facility has two lines of 210,000 tonnes/year each and was originally due online in March/April, but start-up was delayed.

EIPET is a joint venture of India's Dhunseri Petrochem and Tea and two Egyptian state-owned companies, Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding and Engineering for the Petroleum and Process Industries.

By: Caroline Murray
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