Artenius Wilton workers lobby in Spain

Beleaguered workers from the Artenius site at Wilton, Teesside, are going to Spain in the hope of convincing parent company La Seda de Barcelona’s shareholders that this site is worth saving.

The blog is not convinced: the Artenius PTA plant relied on Sabic’s aromatics unit at Wilton for paraxylene feedstocks. This site closed at the end of 2008.

The downstream PET unit relies on ethylene glycol from a Dow plant which is also scheduled to close early next year. Where will these plants get their feedstocks from?

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