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Mossi & Ghisolfi Expands PET in Brazil

10:04 AM MDT | July 22, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G; Tortona, Italy) says it will expand capacity of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) at Ipojuca, Brazil, from 450,000 m.t./year, to 650,000 m.t./year. M&G expects the expansion to come onstream by October 2009. M&G started up the plant in early 2007. The Brazilian plant is and will continue to be the largest single reactor PET plant worldwide and will supply Brazil’s rapidly growing PET demand, M&G says. Brazilian PET demand is not expected to reach 650,000 until 2012 or 2013, says Marco Ghisolfi, CEO/polymers unit at...

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