JBF declares commercial production out of new PET plant in Belgium

19 June 2014 09:57 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--JBF has started producing commercial polyethylene terephthalate (PET) out of the first 216,000 tonne/year line of its new plant in Geel, Belgium, a company source said on Thursday.

“We have declared commercial production and [are] making our delivery to selected customers during this week and next,” the source said.

The second 216,000 tonne/year line at the same site is due to start up in July, with full capacity expected by August.

Product has received approvals from the EU and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the source added.

By Caroline Murray