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Oman Company Details PET and APET Sheet Plans

8:46 AM MDT | April 7, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Octal (Muscat) says its previously announced polyethylene terephthalate (PET) complex at Salalah, Oman will come onstream in August at a cost of $300 million. The plant will have capacity for 330,000 m.t./year, of which 150,000 m.t. will be PET resin and 180,000 m.t. will be amorphous PET sheet (APET). The APET portion of the complex will be based on Octal’s proprietary direct-to-sheet technology, which “provides a quantum leap in manufacturing efficiency and quality,” the company says. Fluor is building the complex and acting as technology...

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