Turkey PET preform processor Köksan to build 216,000 tonnes/year PET plant in Gaziantep, Turkey, based on Uhde Inventa-Fischer's Melt-to-Resin technology; second line investment expected soon

LOS ANGELES , May 13, 2011 () – Turkey's Köksan PET Packaging Industry Co. Ltd. is building a new 216,000 tonnes-per-year polyethylene terephthalate plant in Gaziantep, Turkey, and expects to invest in a second identical line soon, reported Plastics Today on May 9.

The first plant, which will be next to Köksan’s existing PET perform and bottling facilities, will be designed by German construction engineering company Uhde Inventa-Fischer AG and will produce various grades of PET.

The plant will utilize technology based on Uhde Inventa-Fischer’s Melt-to-Resin (MTR) technology, to process PET from terephthalic acid and mono-ethylene glycol, using a two-reactor (2R) system in melt phase-up to the ready-to-use intrinsic viscosity for bottle or film sheet applications, reported Plastics News.

Köksan--which began blowmolding PET bottles and jars in 1997 and took its preform molding in-house in 2004--aims to be the leading supplier of PET in Turkey.

The primary source of this article is Plastics Today, Akron, Ohio, on May 9, 2011.

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