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.
Follow me on Twitter
For the latest chemical news, data and analysis that directly impacts your business sign up for a free trial to ICIS news - the breaking online news service for the global chemical industry.
Get the facts and analysis behind the headlines from our market leading weekly magazine: sign up to a free trial to ICIS Chemical Business.
|ICIS news FREE TRIAL|
|Get access to breaking chemical news as it happens.|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX)|
|ICIS Global Petrochemical Index (IPEX). Download the free tabular data and a chart of the historical index|
Asian Chemical Connections