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DAK to end PET, PTA production at Cape Fear

4:38 PM MDT | June 24, 2013

Alpek’s DAK Americas unit said on 19 June that it will shut all operations at its Cape Fear site—near Wilmington, NC—where it produces purified terephthalic acid (PTA), polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins, and polyester staple fiber. The shutdown is expected to be completed by September. Approximately 350 DAK employees and 250 contract workers are employed at the site. DAK says it currently has capacity for 550,000 m.t./year of PTA and 205,000 m.t./year of PET bottle resin, as well as 140,000 m.t./year of polyester staple fiber at Cape Fear. DAK’s...

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