Polyplex PET sales depend on Turkey’s approval of power source

12 December 2013 15:34 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Commercial polyethylene terephthalate (PET) out of the new Polyplex Resins’s site in Corlu, Turkey, depends on government approval for a privately generated power source, a company source said on Thursday.

“We will not be able to commence the commercial production without our own generated power as the power quality in the region is not good,” the source said.

The 210,000 tonne/year plant should be ready to start up at the end of the year and will be scaleable up to 300,000 tonnes/year after the first year of operation.

The plant had been expected up in the summer of 2013, but has experienced several delays since then.

The first of Koksan’s two 216,000 tonne/year PET lines in Gaziantep, Turkey, has been operational since early November.

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By Caroline Murray