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La Seda Builds Big PTA Plant in Portugal...

11:29 AM MDT | September 7, 2007 |

Chemical Week Editorial Staff

La Seda de Barcelona says its Artenius Sines (Sines, Portugal) subsidiary will build a 700,000-m.t./year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Sines, Portugal by the first quarter of 2010. The company has awarded a €30-million ($40.5 million) contract to Aker Kvaerner to provide engineering, procurement, and construction management services. La Seda, a leading producer of polyethylene terephthalate bottle resin, is also a major player in the PTA merchant market through its 670,000-m.t./year plant at Wilton, U.K. The European Commission approved...

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