06 May 2013 07:41 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Hengli Petrochemical started up its 200,000 tonne/year polyester plant at Dalian in Liaoning province on 5 May, a company source said on Monday.
The new polyester plant will start producing semi-dull polyethylene terephthalate (PET) chips in two to three days, and polyester film at the end of 2013, the source said without disclosing the current specific operating rate.
The other new 200,000 tonne/year polyester plant at the same site is expected to come on stream in August, the source added.
Meanwhile, Hengli’s other eight polyester lines in Jiangsu, with a total capacity of 1.6m tonnes/year, are running at full capacity, according to the source.
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