09.08.2020 - plastics news from Turkey

Koksan to build second PET plant

Koksan to build second PET plant
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German thyssenkrupp will build a new PET production plant in Gaziantep, Turkey, next to an existing production line erected in 2013.

thyssenkrupp’s plant engineering business has won a second order from the Turkish packaging producer Köksan for a new PET production plant. The plant will be built in Gaziantep, Turkey, next to an existing production line erected by thyssenkrupp in 2013. Its construction will double the site’s production capacity to 432,000 tons of PET resin per year. Completion and commissioning are planned for 2022.

The plant will use the Melt-To-Resin (MTR®) process patented by thyssenkrupp’s subsidiary Uhde Inventa Fischer to produce various grades of resin. With this investment, KÖKSAN intends to strengthen its market position both nationally and in the region. The PET will be supplied to the local market as well as to countries of the Middle East, CIS, America, Europe, and Africa regions.

Murat Kokoglu, CEO of Köksan: “We are very happy to announce the signature of the second contract with thyssenkrupp, as already the first production line in Gaziantep delivers excellent performance and product quality continuously. In addition, we are currently examining the joint construction of a further PET polymerization plant based on chemical recycled PET for various textile and packaging applications.”

Economic and environmental advantages due to resource efficient production and PET recycling

The MTR process developed by thyssenkrupp is today’s demand for sustainability by reducing the carbon footprint in terms of fuel and electrical energy by up to 30 percent.

 

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