05 December 2013 08:58 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Egypt-based EIPET will start up one polyethylene terephthalate (PET) line at its new plant in Ain Sokhna in late December, after a delay of a few weeks, a company source said in an email late on Wednesday.
“Our plant should be [up] for Christmas [and the] second line, three to four weeks after that,” the source said.
EIPET’s Ain Sokhna facility has two lines of 225,000 tonnes/year each and was originally due online in March/April 2013, but the start-up was delayed several times.
Material from this facility is destined for the north African market and also to Europe.
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.
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