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Indorama to Build PET Plant in Alabama

9:11 AM MDT | September 5, 2007 |

Rebecca Coons

Indorama Polymers’ (Bangkok) AlphaPet has chosen to build its previously announced $140-million polyethylene terephtlate (PET) plant at Decatur, AL and has bumped up capacity to 432,000-m.t./year, from the 420,000 m.t./year initially planned. The plant is scheduled for completion by the end of 2008 (CW, May 30/June 6, p. 4). BP’s para-xylene/purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility adjacent to the site will supply PTA to the new plant, Indorama says. The Decatur plant will provide flexibility to produce different grades of resin simultaneously...

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