Turkey's Koksan to start up new PET plant by mid-August

06 June 2013 09:59  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Turkey's Koksan will begin commissioning at its new 216,000 tonne/year polyethylene terephthalate (PET) line in Gaziantep, Turkey, in July with a view to starting up in mid-August, a company source said on Thursday.

"We are a little bit delaying. We are planning to start up commissioning at the beginning of July and start up in the middle of August," the source said.

The start-up date was originally set for April 2013, but was delayed to mid-June because of technical reasons.

Koksan is planning to start a second, identical line in 2015, pending favourable market conditions. Although building has yet to start on this project, the facilities are all in place to service both lines.

India's Polyplex Resins is to start up its new bottle grade PET plant in Corlu, Turkey, at the end of August/beginning of September.

Depending on start-up conditions, marketable material is scheduled to be ready in September, said a company source.

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

Egyptian company EIPET is due to have commercial PET available to the market in August 2013 from its new plant in Sokhna, Egypt, said 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)

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