India's Polyplex to start up new PET plant in Turkey end-August

05 June 2013 14:14  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--India's Polyplex Resins is to start up its new bottle grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant in Corlu, Turkey, at the end of August/beginning of September, a company source said on Wednesday.

Marketable material is scheduled to be ready by September.

"This will depend on the start up conditions, but if everything is fine we should expect good quality in September 2013. We will see," the source said.

The 210,000 tonne/year plant is scaleable up to 300,000 tonnes/year.

Meanwhile, Turkey's Koksan was due to start up its new 216,000 tonne/year PET line in Gaziantep, Turkey in June, but there has been no update from Koksan.

The start-up date was originally set for April 2013.

Egyptian company EIPET is due to have commercial PET available to the market in August 2013 from its new plant in Sokhna, Egypt, according to a company source.

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

($1 = €0.76)

By: Caroline Murray
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