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Artlant Starts up PTA Plant at Sines

1:19 PM MDT | April 3, 2012 | Alex Scott

Artlant PTA (Sines, Portugal) has started up a 700,000 m.t./year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Sines, Portugal. Product from the plant will be used mostly to make polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for use in food packaging, and to make textile fibers. Located in Sines, the new unit is the most modern PTA plant in Europe and one of Portugal’s largest recent industrial projects. The plant has cost more than €400 million ($534 million) to build, the company says. Artlant began commissioning the plant in July 2011. Artlant says the plant began...

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