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JBF Industries starts up Europe's largest PET plant in Belgium

12:02 PM MDT | June 30, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

JBF Industries (Mumbai) says it has started up its new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Geel, Belgium. The plant, designed to produce 432,000 m.t./year of PET, is Europe’s largest such facility. The company has begun commercial production on the first of two lines, which has a capacity for 216,000 m.t./year. The second line is slated to come onstream this month. The Geel unit receives purified terephthalic acid feedstock from BP Chembel’s 1.3 million m.t./year plant at Geel.     Uhde Inventa-Fischer, using its melt-to-resin...

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